Hoback Junction South Road requires extreme caution

Astoria bridge Hoback Junction South Road

Teton County officials want drivers using Hoback Junction South Road to use extreme caution now that the road is the only access for residents and workers at the Snake River Sporting Club and Hoback Junction South Road.

After the Astoria Bridge closed on Thursday, Teton County Road and Levee crews plowed, sanded, and widened Hoback Junction South Road to make the road as safe as possible for use by those impacted by the bridge closure.

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The road is considered a critical emergency access not only for Snake River Sporting Club, but also residents of Hoback Junction South Road. Teton County Road and Levee is working to keep the road as safe as possible, but it is not designed for high levels of traffic.

Road provides emergency access

Driving slowly, having a high-clearance vehicle with four wheel or all-wheel drive, and good snow tires are all considerations while driving in winter conditions.

The Astoria Bridge was closed due to structural damage after a semi-truck struck the bridge. An initial assessment considered the bridge unsafe for vehicle and foot traffic, but the owner of the bridge, the Snake River Sporting Club Improvement Service District, is still waiting for results of a formal bridge assessment before formulating long-term transportation and access plans.