Tribal Trails connector

The Tribal Trails Connector would extend a road to link South Park Loop to Highway 22.

Teton County and the Wyoming Department of Transportation are seeking public feedback on the Tribal Trail Connector project.

A public meeting to “present information on the project background and history, purpose and need, objectives, issues and next steps” is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium, according to a press release.

The Tribal Trails Connector is a proposed half-mile road that links South Park Loop to Highway 22. Teton County has held an easement for the connector for decades.

The connector is listed as a capital project in the 2015 Integrated Transportation Plan and is identified as a priority in the 2012 Teton County/Jackson Comprehensive Plan.

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063 or

Allie Gross covers Teton County government. Originally from the Chicago area, she joined the News&Guide in 2017 after studying politics and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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(4) comments

John Reed

Build the road, but only allow quiet electric buses to use it.

Butner Creedmore

New roads are never the answer. New roads encourage more driving. A quiet west Jackson neighborhood will be destroyed by this project.

Patricia Snyder

Just how much discussion do they need? A project way overdue

Diane Halpin

This road will become a heavily-travelled by-pass around the town of Jackson, cutting across wildlife migratory routes and wetland, past schools, churches, and extensive neighborhoods built up to the edge of Tribal Trails. Property values will decrease by huge percentages. The noise generated by heavy traffic will be tremendous. This will drive one more nail in the coffin of “Old West”
Jackson Hole. I’d love to know why people have moved here in vast numbers only to see their quality of life decline drastically as their need to get around the valley quickly destroys their reasons for being here in the first place.

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