(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Bridger-Teton National Forest will close the administrative office at 340 North Cache on Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25 for rerouting of communication utilities. The Jackson offices will not have phones, or internet services as the rerouting is taking place. Business should be back to normal and the Forest will be able to receive visitors and inquiries at the office again on Monday, March 28. Phone calls to 307-739-5500 can still be placed and the calls will be routed to another District Office. The Bridger-Teton is in the process of constructing a new, efficient and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant building on the existing administrative site in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. The Forest sold 10 of the 15-acre parcel in order to cover the costs of design and construction of an office space, as well as to provide additional employee housing and a warehouse. “The work on the site began in March and things are progressing nicely,” said Deputy Forest Supervisor Jose Castro. “Everything is on track to have a new building completed in May of 2017,” he said. The employees of the Bridger-Teton are operating out of temporary trailers that have been set up on the back portion of the 5-acres that the Forest Service still owns. There is a reception/information trailer situated on the Rosencrans and Cache Street side of the parcel that is open 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday. Visitors to the administrative site will see signs along Cache Street that will point them to the best driveway to access the site, since the trailers are situated behind the construction site. “We are looking forward to resuming our communications and service to our public on Monday when we will be back online,” said Castro. The Forest also maintains a presence at the Interagency Visitor Center at 532 Cache Creek Dr, Jackson. The Forest website also provides a resource to visitors at www.fs.usda.gov/btnf/.
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