WYDOT has determined the appropriate speed limit to be 50 mph year-round for the WY 22 corridor between Spring Gulch and Emily's Pond. Photo: Andrew Wells

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced today that the speed limit for the WY 22 corridor between Spring Gulch and Emily’s Pond will change to 50 mph year-round, starting this summer.

WYDOT recently completed a speed study of the WYO 22 corridor using the Engineering Approach recommended by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The study produced a recommended a speed limit of 55 mph for the corridor in both winter and summertime.

At the request of the Teton County Commission, WYDOT reviewed other methods to determine speed limits. WYDOT ran the study data through a secondary speed limit expert approach which targets rural highways with higher than normal roadside features with some geographical challenges.

That study ultimately produced a recommended speed of 55 mph in the summer while the winter component resulted in a 50 mph speed limit.

As a result, WYDOT has taken into consideration the results of both speed studies and based on the Teton County Commission’s request to lower the limit and to make it year-round, WYDOT has determined the appropriate speed limit to be 50 mph year-round for the WY 22 corridor between Spring Gulch and Emily’s Pond.

In the coming months, WYDOT will be making this change with a targeted implementation date of Jul. 1, 2021, or earlier.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.