Grand Teton National Park announced plans to upgrade its pathway system Tuesday. Slated improvements include lengthening the trail by more than two miles and safety enhancements, including signs, path striping, and the addition of a modern style roundabout.
The project will extend the park’s system of bike paths, part of which runs parallel to highway 89. Several smaller safety features have already been installed, such as path striping and better signage.
Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs welcomes the improvements, saying, “We opened our phase 2 pathway, which connects from the town of Jackson along highway 89 to the moose Junction in Grand Teton National Park. And once that was used by the public, several safety issues became apparent.”
Funding for the project will come from the Federal Highway administration and the National Park Service.