JACKSON, Wyo. —Teton County officials recently awarded a contract to Westwood Curtis Construction, Inc. to complete the Wilson to Stilson Pathway project, set to be completed by May 2024.

The pathway will extend along the south side of WY22 from Wilson to the Stilson Transit Center via the new underpass being built near Green Lane. A pedestrian bridge will be built over Fish Creek, and the new pathway is estimated at about 7,700 linear feet.

The project is set to begin in mid-June and has three milestones outlined in the staff report.

  • Milestone 1: Completed by Oct. 31
    • Asphalt pathway is completed and available for use from the east side of Fish Creek to the connection with the existing pathway at the project endpoint in
      the Stilson Transit Center site.
    • Fish Creek pedestrian bridge abutments will be completed.
  • Milestone 2: Completed by March 10, 2024
    • Fish Creek Bridge installation completed and open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
    • All final signing and guardrail installation will be complete, and all contract work except for final pavement placement, seeding, and associated striping at bridge approaches will be completed.
  • Milestone 3: Completed May 15, 2024
    • final paving, signage installation, striping, grading and seeding associated with bridge installation impacts.

The Teton County Board of County Commissioners approved the contract with Westwood Curtis Construction during their May 16 meeting. The project is one of 13 projects within the 2020 Teton Mobility Corridor Improvements funded by the BUILD grant awarded to Teton County.

The total project cost is estimated to total $3,417,470.64. Funds are available in the FY23 budget and additional funds to complete the project are proposed for FY24 budget, including BUILD grant reimbursement at 40%, with the remainder proposed to be paid out of the 2022 Transportation Alternatives SPET funds. Voters approved over $15 million in funding for the SPET item.

Last summer Friends of Pathways shared models of the new pathway and bridge.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.