WYDOT constructs detour, drivers will see slower speeds, possible delays

May 4, 2020

JACKSON, Wyo. – Work is continuing on the second half of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) Jackson South reconstruction project, just north of Hoback Junction. Crews have constructed a detour for drivers so they can begin work on a wildlife crossing on the project. Drivers will see a two-lane detour around the work zone beginning next week. The speed limit will be reduced through the detour and delays may be possible. WYDOT is asking travelers to plan accordingly and allow themselves ample time to reach their destination.  

The project is the second half of a broader corridor improvement project between the Hoback Junction and Jackson on US 26/89/189/191. The scope of work for this job includes grading, draining, full depth reclamation, paving and a bridge replacement, placing post-tensioned precast concrete retaining walls, as well as miscellaneous work on approximately 3 and a half miles of roadway. The contract was awarded to Oftedal Construction, Inc. this past May for about 67.5 million dollars. 

All work schedules are subject to change.  WYDOT would like to remind drivers to slow down in work zones and be alert and cautious of roadside workers. For more information on road construction, closures and weather conditions, please visit WYDOT's 511 website

For more information about this project contact:
Stephanie Harsha, WYDOT public involvement, at (307) 352-3065. For the latest road conditions, visit WYDOT's 511 website, call 5-1-1, or download the Wyoming 511 app.