The Teton County Road and Levee Department is alerting residents and visitors to three projects this week that might impact Swinging Bridge users, Wilson levee walkers and those traveling Spring Gulch Road.
Beginning today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be using the levee road at Emily’s Pond to haul rock from the Walton Quarry, which is located at the north end of the publicly accessible Snake River dike. For approximately four weeks, the Corps may be hauling several truck loads a day, with the rock being used for levee maintenance near the JY Ranch.
As of now, the plan is to keep the popular levee open to the public unless conflicts occur, said Dave Gustafson, Teton County Road and Levee manager. The public is also encouraged to use the “Public Levee” on the southwest side of the Wilson Bridge to avoid truck traffic all together.
Wednesday through Friday, contractors will perform maintenance on the wooden deck of the Swinging Bridge, which connects S. Highway 89 to Henry’s Road across the Snake River. The bridge is located near the Wyoming Department of Transportation/Department of Motor Vehicles office south of Jackson. Construction is scheduled to start at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The bridge is expected to be open in the evenings.
As reported in a prior community notice, drivers might experience delays at a third project location this week — the Spring Gulch Road. Crews are also scheduled to grade the road bed and apply dust guard to unpaved portions of Spring Gulch.
Sections of the route will be closed to one lane during work hours, and cars will be taken through road improvement zones behind a pilot car. The dust control liquid, magnesium chloride, requires drying time, so drivers are advised to drive slowly to avoid splattering the material onto their vehicles and to rinse off their vehicles to eliminate residue.
Your cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated as Teton County serves to keep roads well maintained. If you have any questions regarding this project or other Teton County road maintenance programs, please call Road and Levee Manager Dave Gustafson at (307) 733-7190.