Work continues on the Path 22 project with construction crews making significant progress on the bridge over the Snake River and the WY390 underpass, and design work starting on the Middle segment between Emily’s Pond and the Teton Science School campus.
Bridge construction crews were forced to suspend in-river work due to high water, but will stay busy assembling formwork and installing more than 65,000 pounds of rebar for the concrete bridge deck, as well as working on the abutments on both river banks. Once river flows drop down below 10,000 cfs crews will pour the bridge deck, install the guardrail, and complete the abutment and approach work. The post-high water work is expected to take 6-10 weeks.
The construction of the WY390 underpass is proceeding quickly. The contractor successfully completed installation of the west half of the 80-foot long concrete box last week and has excavated the area for the east side of the underpass this week. Installation of the remaining underpass segments is expected to occur late next week, with final project completion of the underpass scheduled for late June.
Also currently underway is planning and design work on the Middle Segment of Path 22. Preliminary plans for the section heading east from Iron Rock Road and connecting to the existing pathway along WY22 near the Teton Science School campus will be ready for staff review next week, and construction is expected to start this fall.
Work on phase one of the East Segment from Spring Gulch Road to the Y and along West Broadway is continuing as well. Crews have focused work at the numerous access driveways along West Broadway and WY22 and on the intersection at the Y and Spring Gulch Road prior to the onset of the heavy summer traffic. Spring Gulch Road intersection is expected to be repaved and substantially completed by the end of next week, which will ease turning movements onto Spring Gulch Road.
Brian Schilling, Jackson Hole Community Pathways coordinator
commented, “We are thrilled to see the bridge taking shape as we continue work on the other segments of the pathway. And with the recent approval from the elected boards to proceed with the Middle Segment, we are making good progress with each of the segments and, in a relatively short time, our community will have a completed multimodal connection between the Town of Jackson and Teton Village. We are excited to see the community’s vision coming to fruition, and we appreciate the community’s patience and understanding of the inconveniences during the construction process.”