Top Stories April 7, 2021

Bridge work will stall river traffic

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Wyoming Department of Transportation, along with contract crews from Oftedal Construction Inc. will be setting girders over the Snake River along Highway 26/89 beginning Sunday and continuing through the week.

River users are advised that flaggers will be stationed on the river to pull float traffic over during times when the girders are being set.  This work could take up to an hour as crews install hundreds of bolts on each end of the girder while the crane holds the weight.

There are no set times for this river traffic delay. When the work platform has been removed after April 15, the river will return to its normal flow.

In addition, the recent spring weather has affected work on US 26/89/, the Snake River South Section and drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes within the project area. Work, however will be paused between 6:00 and 8:00 am, and again between 4:30 and 6:30 pm when traffic can flow freely for commuting.