Top Stories January 26, 2018

Town Builds Track for Sled Dog Race

by Jackson Hole. Media

The Town of Jackson Public Works department will begin construction of the racecourse for the Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race on town streets starting Friday morning, January 26.  Broadway will be closed from Cache Street to Willow Street starting at 10:00am. Center Street will be closed from Broadway Avenue to Deloney Avenue beginning at 10:00am.   Race festivities are set to begin at the Town Square at 5:00pm with the dog sled race officially kicking off at 6:30pm.  It is anticipated that the road closures will reopen by 9:00pm.

The race course will run the length of Broadway from Cache Street to Redmond Street.  The course will then proceed down Redmond to Cache Creek Drive.   The course will head west on Cache Creek Drive where it will enter onto Snow King property and finish at Phil Baux Park.  The Streets Division may be hauling in snow to supplement existing snow on roadways, then grade and smooth the snow against the curbs to form the course.

“We are asking that the public be patient as we build this race course,” said Sam Jewison, Streets Manager.  “You will be able to get to where you need to go, but please expect a slight disruption of normal traffic patterns.” The Town of Jackson is requesting that drivers respect the road closure signs along Broadway, Redmond and Cache Creek Drive.   This will be the 23rd year that the race has been running.

Crews are sensitive to the hours of operation for this effort and will do their best to keep noise to a minimum.  However, residents in the neighborhoods along the course route may hear the OSHA-required beeping of backing equipment and trucks driving in the area.

For more information on the race people may log onto www.wyomingstagestop.org.

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