JACKSON - Work has wrapped up for the season on the huge project of rebuilding U.S. Highway 26-287 over Togwotee Pass.
This year, crews widened and paved three miles of highway while building an underpass and a large parking area for snowmobiles. Workers also began stabilizing a landslide area near the Fremont-Teton county line.
In addition, trees were cleared to improve visibility for both motorists and wildlife crossing the road. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says tree-clearing will continue as weather permits and drivers can expect brief delays while that takes place.
The cost of the current, 17-mile section of work is $65 million, making it the costliest highway project in state history.
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