The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Town of Jackson and Teton County, have been working diligently on developing a Planning and Environmental Linkage study for Wyoming State Highway 22 and Wyoming State Highway 390 in Teton County.
The purpose of the study, which considers environmental and community goals in the planning process, is to develop a corridor vision, identify transportation needs, and develop preliminary alternatives for solutions to the transportation challenges in this corridor.
WYDOT hosted a stakeholder workshop and public open house in October of 2012 to collect input from local landowners and the general public on the transportation vision and needs of the area.
That input is now being utilized by WYDOT to develop and screen alternatives. Ultimately, WYDOT will present a list of implementable transportation projects that meet the needs and vision of the corridor.
Working with staff from the town and county, WYDOT is using a multi-level screening process to evaluate alternatives. Conceptual designs for possible projects will follow and be presented during a public meeting in late Spring.
The study limits extend on U.S. 89 between Scott Lane and South Park Loop Road, WYO-22 between Jackson and west of Wilson, and on WYO-390 from its intersection with WYO-22 to the Grand Teton National Park boundary.
The study will serve as the initial basis for future environmental documents that will be prepared for individual projects planned and constructed in the corridor.
Public comment is still encouraged. Those interested in learning more about the study can visit www.22-390corridorstudy.com.