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Communities reconnect after Teton Pass opens

JACKSON - The pace picked up in Wilson as soon as Teton Pass reopened at noon Friday.

Cars lined up to drive up Highway 22. Gas pumps at Basecamp bustled. Travelers, locals and construction workers grabbing lunch could only discuss one thing: the road.

A paved, two-lane bypass reconnected Jackson Hole and Teton Valley, Idaho, less than three weeks after the Big Fill landslide on June 8. It's a short-term fix that Wyoming Department of Transportation and Evans Construction crews have been working on nonstop in order to relieve drivers from a nearly four-hour round-trip detour over Pine Creek Pa...