20 Years in the Making – Highway 22 Pathway Provides Critical Connection

100315-WY-22-Grand-Opening-01U.S. Senator John Barasso was on hand October 3rd with local elected leaders and several hundred supporters for the long-awaited Path-22 Grand Opening event. Senator Barrasso congratulated the Jackson community and helped a group of of youthful supporters cut the ribbon.

100315-WY-22-Grand-Opening-06The new 5-mile paved pathway parallels WY-22, the busiest two-lane highway in Wyoming, and it includes two underpasses of Highway 22, wide new sidewalks and cycle track on one mile of the West Broadway main street, US-26/89/191 into Jackson, and the impressive 742’ Snake River Pathway bridge. The new pathway makes a critical east-west connection for the Jackson Hole Pathways System, which now has over 65 miles of connected pathways in the community and Grand Teton National Park.

100315-WY-22-Grand-Opening-03Wyoming Pathways Executive Director, Tim Young, was able to see a longtime dream come to fruition. Tim has helped work on the Jackson Hole Pathways including WY-22 for over 20 years. At the event, Tim’s contribution was recognized and he was presented with a commemorative photograph of the new Snake River Pedestrian Bridge.

Look for a more extensive “case study” article in the near future about how this wonderful pathway system came to be.