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County OKs South Park Pathway design so far

(Jackson, Wyo.) - At the Board of County Commissioners meeting today, the commissioners voted unanimously to approve the 50 percent design and directed staff to continue design work until the 90 percent state. The South Park Loop Pathway is the 10-mile loop that circles South Park along US Highway 89 and South Park Loop county road, and just 1.9 miles of it remains to be completed. The meeting provided elected officials and the public the opportunity to review and comment on the preliminary alignment for this 1.9-mile pathway proposed along South Park Loop between 3 Creek Ranch and Melody Ranch. Nelson Engineering, the consultant retained by Teton County to design the pathway, has completed the initial phase of project engineering and design, incorporating input and background work collected during the public outreach and initial planning phase conducted between October 2015 and January 2016. The public outreach phase consisted of two public open houses and a workshop with the Board of County Commissioners in October and November 2015 where various alignment options and design alternatives and associated potential impacts were discussed. Building off the public outreach phase, the preliminary planning phase included investigation and inventory of site conditions such as wetland delineation, topographic survey, tree survey and assessment, and geotechnical investigation. All project documents, including the Study Phase Report and Plan Set are available on the Teton County website at http://www.tetonwyo.org/pathwy/topics/3-creek-to-melody-ranch/253355/. *Feature Photo: Jackson Pathway. Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news