Cache Creek

Cache Creek re-emerges from underground at its manmade confluence with Flat Creek on the east end of Karns Meadow.

In preparation for two major downtown construction projects set to begin next month, the town of Jackson will host a public open house Tuesday to explain the work and the effects it will have on roads, traffic and businesses in the area.

For one project, the town and Westwood Curtis Construction will excavate and replace the water main between Broadway and Gill Avenue.

For the second, they will install new storm sewer mains on Deloney Avenue, Willow Street and Broadway as part of the effort to upgrade the tube that carries Cache Creek underground through downtown Jackson.

In November’s specific purpose excise tax election, voters approved $2 million to help pay for the work, which officials say will improve water treatment by removing pollutants before they flow into Flat Creek.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has labeled Flat Creek an impaired waterway since 1996.

Both projects are slated to begin April 6. The open house, arranged by the town’s engineering department, will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall. Officials encourage all businesses and residents in the affected area to attend.

Contact Cody Cottier at 732-5911 or town@jhnewsandguide.com.

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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