WYDOT seeks opinion on 22, 390 projects
By Kevin Huelsmann, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Date: October 9, 2012
Teton County citizens have their first opportunity today to say how they would like to see Highway 22 and Highway 390 developed.
Staff from the Wyoming Department of Transportation are scheduled to host an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, at 265 Cache St.
The meeting is one of the first steps to map projects to improve heavily trafficked roads between Jackson, Grand Teton National Park and the Idaho border.
Transportation officials have discussed improvements to intersections along highways 22 and 390, but haven’t settled on any particular designs.
That’s where the study comes in.
WYDOT staffers are expected to describe the planning process and solicit comments from residents during today’s meeting.
Though it focuses on highways 22 and 390, the study area stretches along South Highway 89 to South Park Loop Road. It follows Highway 22 to Old Pass Road and ends at Teton Village on Highway 390.
More than 20,000 vehicles a day travel along Highway 22 during peak months. Highway 390 can see more than 15,000 motorists on summer days.
The project is supposed to wrap up next summer. One more open house is scheduled for April 2013, though residents can submit comments on the corridor throughout the study.
Information can be found at 22-390corridorstudy.com. WYDOT staff also can be reached at the department’s Jackson shop by calling 733-3665.
The website features an interactive map that allows people to submit comments.