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Snake River Bridge work could extend into Tuesday evening


JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - UPDATE 3/1/24: WYDOT and the contractor Ames Construction say Monday night's work may be extended into Tuesday night from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Crews are evaluating the weather and schedule and will be working to complete the concrete barrier removal and pothole repairs on Monday night but may need to work Tuesday night as well. 

WYDOT is recommending drivers be prepared for delays the nights of Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

ORIGINAL: The Wyoming Department of Transportation, along with contract crews from Ames Construction, has rescheduled work planned for this Thursday evening.

The work has been delayed until Monday night, March 4, weather permitting, due to the recent Winter Storm Watch for Teton County issued by the National Weather Service. 

From 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., the overnight work includes removing the concrete barriers on the Snake River Bridge on Wyoming State Highway 22 at the intersection of Wyoming State Highway 390 and pothole repairs on the bridge.

Crews still plan to repair the large pothole on the west end of the bridge that they were unable to repair last week, as well. If crews have enough time during the night work hours, they will address other potholing areas on the bridge. Traffic will be carried through the work areas at reduced speeds on a single lane under flagging operations.

The removal and relocation of the concrete barrier will require multiple hours of work under a single lane closure with alternating traffic. WYDOT and the contractor have elected to perform this work after hours when traffic volumes are reduced to alleviate impacts on daytime traffic. Due to the nature of the work and the material being used for patching, crews are able to perform the work at night without low temperatures forcing extended closure times. The concrete barrier, once removed, will be reset on March 6th in another area of the work zone for various operations.

The concrete barrier was initially placed on the bridge at night to protect moving traffic while crews worked on the new bridge adjacent to the old bridge and roadway. Now that the cofferdam work has been completed, there is no longer a need for the concrete barrier and the original bridge rail has been reinstalled and will remain in place until the traffic moves to the new bridge. Crews hope to finish the work in one night, weather permitting. The delay times will vary depending on progress, nighttime traffic and weather.

WYDOT would like to remind drivers to remember to obey all roadside signs, traffic control devices and closures. For more information about the current work going on at the WYO 22 and WYO 390 intersection and Snake River Bridge, click HERE.

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