Work in Granite Creek will improve forest road to hot springs

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Okay, so you know that tight blind curve at the beginning of Granite Creek road right off the highway? It’s really narrow and you can’t tell if someone is coming the other way until you practically run into someone coming the other way. And it seems someone is ALWAYS coming from the other direction when you are hogging the road and pulling a trailer—that’s Murphy’s Law of the Back Roads or something.

Well, work will begin next week to widen that section a bit by shaving off a portion of the rock face. It’s a big job so motorists are being warned to expect some delays in that area of Highway 189/191 at the entrance to the Forest Service Road that accesses Granite Hot Springs.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 20, Wyoming State Trails will be working on the entrance to the Granite Creek Road on the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Jackson Ranger District. Delays of 15-minutes are expected through the following day.

Sublette County Emergency Management said:

The entrance of the Granite Creek Road has a narrow pinch-point with a blind corner. Workers will be utilizing a rock hammer and other equipment to chisel off 2-feet of rock face and remove the debris, and level out the area. Eliminating the blind curve will improve the site distance and safety for visitors accessing the Granite Creek drainage.

The Forest asks that visitors use caution as workers and equipment will be moving in the area.

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