Construction on Alpine Lane and Flat Creek Drive will halt over the July Fourth weekend, allowing traffic to operate normally along both streets.

Work on the sidewalks and gutters will commence Tuesday.

Both lanes of Flat Creek Drive will remain open during construction with temporary closures to pour concrete.

Alpine Lane will return to one lane of traffic Tuesday from Scott Lane to May Way. At certain points traffic may also be directed through Smith Lane.

When completed the project on Alpine Lane will improve the conditions of curbs and gutters of existing sidewalks down the length of the street, and add a sidewalk on the south side of Alpine Lane from Powderhorn Lane to Scott Lane where none existed before.

The plan to reconfigure the placement of Alpine Lane’s centerline, which ultimately will reduce the number of parking spaces along the road from 45 to 40, was never approved by the Jackson Town Council. Parking will remain the same once the project is completed.

Along the west side of Flat Creek Drive, from Karns Avenue to Hansen Avenue, no sidewalk previously existed. That portion of the project will add a 6-foot sidewalk and reconfigure gutters.

Improvements for both streets include new streetlights and increased room for landscaping.

Completion of both projects, according to town of Jackson Associate Engineers Josh Frappart, is expected by July 15.

Contact John Spina at 732-5911 or

Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

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