Nelson Engineering is currently leading a consortium of eight different consulting firms in providing a variety of different professional services for this short, but vital, section of the public pathway network within Teton County, Wyoming. If the trails system can be described as a necklace of trails, then this segment can fairly be described as the “crown jewel” of that necklace. It includes, among other things, an underpass underneath Wyoming Highway 390 and a 700-foot long bridge across the Snake River, and, when complete, will link parks on both sides of the river as well as fill in one of the largest gaps in a 25-mile long continuous trail that will tie together the communities of Moose, Teton Village, Wilson, and Jackson.
The team is responsible for civil engineering design, structural design, surveying, geotechnical investigation, environmental clearance, and construction contract administration for the project. The project has just been expanded in scope to include two additional miles of public pathway that will lie within the right of way of Wyoming Highway 22 and include within it an undercrossing that will be approximately 120 feet in length and be at a skew to the highway. The pathway is being designed under an extremely short time constraint in order that it may be bid out with the remaining as-yet-unconstructed portions of the Path 22 West Project associated with the Snake River pathway bridge and Wyoming Highway 390 undercrossing projects.
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