You’re Invited!

You are invited to attend an open house style meeting on February 21 or February 22 to:

  • Learn about and provide your input on the range of alternatives being considered to improve the WY-22 corridor
  • Ask questions
  • Find out about next steps and project schedule

If you cannot attend in person, WYDOT is also hosting a self-guided virtual open house. See VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE info below. The virtual open house is currently featuring the exhibits from the first public meetings for the project held in June 2023. The exhibits will be updated on February 21st to feature the exhibits from the February meetings.  

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Spanish interpretation will be available at both meeting locations.

Project Advisory Committee (PAC)

An important part of the WY 22 Corridor Project planning and NEPA process is extensive public participation. WYDOT is encouraging a collaborative approach that involves all stakeholders to develop a transportation facility that fits into its surroundings and preserves scenic, aesthetic, historic, and environmental/wildlife resources while improving safety and mobility.

A major part of our public involvement program is the formation of a Project Advisory Committee (PAC). The purpose of the PAC is to provide input on various elements of the project, including identifying issues important to the community and providing feedback on project goals and alternatives.

The PAC functions as a liaison between WYDOT and the community as a whole and helps generate interest in and knowledge about the project. This helps ensure opinions, values, and concerns of the community are shared with the project team, and that information developed by the team is distributed to the broader public.

It is important that the PAC be representative of all the varied interests and viewpoints that exist within the project area. The PAC is comprised of volunteers who represent a variety of local interests, such as corridor residents, businesses, commuters, environmental/wildlife interest groups, emergency services, town and county government, and others with a stake in the project’s outcome. This group ensures that project solutions balance community, technical and long‐range planning needs. The PAC will provide input at key project milestones throughout the planning process. See a list of PAC members here. If you would like to contact a member of the PAC, please do so using the [email protected] email address. 

Roles of PAC Members

  • Communicate local issues related to the project area with the project team.
  • Serve as communication link with their communities.
  • Help ensure that community values and environment (context) are considered.
  • PAC members provide input on project deliverables to the Project Leadership Team (PLT), which is responsible for project decision making.

Responsibilities of PAC members

  • Commit to attending as many PAC meetings as possible, to negotiating with all stakeholders, and to represent your interest group in good faith.
  • Provide perspective and input on study data, processes, methods, and technical analysis to inform project development process​.
  • Identify community, wildlife, environmental, economic, and transportation issues.
  • Share information with constituents from your interest group and encourage broader community input​.
  • Provide perspective and concerns from the public and the interest groups you represent to WYDOT and PAC​.
  • Serve as a liaison between WYDOT and the public.
  • Review and comment on pending decisions and actions.
  • Notify WY 22 Corridor project team in a timely manner if you are unable or unwilling to continue to server on the PAC.​

Three PAC meetings have been held to date

PAC Meeting 3 – December 11, 2023

The 3rd Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting for the WY 22 Corridor Project was held as a virtual (Microsoft Teams) meeting on December 11, 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to:

  • Review, in greater detail, the Alternatives Evaluation Process shared at PAC Meeting #2
  • Discuss the criteria for evaluating the project alternatives to be considered.

Ten of the 12 PAC members were in attendance. Click here for the presentation shared with meeting attendees and the meeting summary

PAC Meeting 2 – October 4, 2023

The 3rd Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting for the WY 22 Corridor Project was held as a virtual (Microsoft Teams) meeting on December 11, 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to:

  • Review, in greater detail, the Alternatives Evaluation Process shared at PAC Meeting #2
  • Discuss the criteria for evaluating the project alternatives to be considered.

Ten of the 12 PAC members were in attendance. Click here for the presentation shared with meeting attendees and the meeting summary.

PAC Meeting 1 – July 19, 2023

The second PAC meeting was held October 4, 2023, at the Teton County Library in Jackson. The purpose of the meeting was to:

  • Provide a brief overview of the basics of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and how it affects decision-making with this transportation project (NEPA 101),
  • Discuss the project purpose and need statement. PAC input from Meeting 1 resulted in revised language. Discuss project goals. PAC members participated in a group exercise to determine appropriate goals for the project.
  • Introduce the alternatives screening process

Ten of the 12 PAC members were in attendance.

Click here for the presentation shared with meeting attendees and the meeting summary.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

If you are unable to attend one of the open house style public meetings on February 21st and 22nd or would like to revisit the information from the meetings, WYDOT is also hosting a self-guided virtual open house that includes all the information from the in-person meetings. The online meeting launches February 21. You can participate at any time through March 13. Please submit comments that you wish to be considered as part of the project development process by March 13, 2024.

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