A portion of Teton Pass will be closed on Tuesday. WYDOT will test the truck arrestor catch net system with a heavy load truck. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

WILSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced today, July 9, plans to test the Teton Pass truck arrestor with a heavy load truck.

According to WYDOT, the Pass will be closed in both directions this Tuesday, July 13 from mile marker seven to mile marker nine. The closure is estimated to last roughly 15 to 30 minutes.  Once the testing is complete, the section will be opened back up in both directions.

The arrestor was last used on June 11. A driver of a Toyota Tacoma used the truck arrestor on the east side of Teton Pass after the brakes on the truck failed. The truck broke through only one gate before coming to a stop.

The arrestor net was replaced and was functioning that same day, according to Stephanie Harsha, District 3 Public Relations Specialist at the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

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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.