Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Avalanche Mitigation Under Way

July 26, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
WYDOT logo

Those traveling on highway 89 south of High School Road have been aware of activities involving a helicopter and some construction equipment on the east side of the road for the past month.  The Wyoming Department of Transportation says that project involves installing new snow structures on the hillside above the road to mitigate avalanche activity there.  WYDOT Engineer Bob Hammond says the $2.3-million project will continue into October.  Hammond says the technology for new snow-support structures being utilized there comes from Europe.  He says the snow sails that had been in place on the hillside were only about 30% effective.  Hammond says impacts of the project on Highway 89 traffic will be minimal; the department wants to let the public know what they are doing, especially when they see helicopters flying overhead.  He says occasionally there are people along the road, but mostly it is just a water truck and compressor parked there.  Hammond says as work continues, concrete barriers will also be set up to prevent any falling rock from reaching the road as further work on the project takes place.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin