Jackson Hole Airport Runway Closure
The current runway at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) has reached the end of its life cycle and the airport will require a runway closure to both airline and general aviation operations from April 11th, 2022 until June 28, 2022 to continue to meet the required safety standards.
The Jackson Hole airport runway is in need of a full reconstruction which will include a 78-day runway closure. The Checkpoint and Hold Room project will begin on January 19th of 2022 and is expected to be completed by June 28 of 2022, to coincide with the runway reopening. From January of 2022 through April of 2022, travelers will be using a temporary Security Checkpoint equipped with three screening lanes, until the runway closure begins.
Restaurant construction will begin in April of 2022 and is expected to be completed by the end of November of 2022. Interim food and beverage options will be available in a limited capacity, post-security, throughout the duration of this project.
These projects will allow JAC to operate safely and support airline operations while enhancing the traveler experience. Safety, efficiency, and being good stewards to the environment. You can find more information available on the Airport’s website as the project starts and details are developed.
Transportation alternatives for Winter – Summer 2022
The closest airports to Jackson Hole are the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (100 miles), the Central Wyoming Regional Airport in Riverton (155 miles), Southwest Regional Airport at Rock Springs (196 Miles), or Salt Lake City SLC Salt Lake City UT (204 miles), spring and summer driving around Wyoming is easy and are all good roads, from there you could have different route alternatives.
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Because of the natural geography there are actually only a few roads leading in to the Jackson Hole valley:
If you’re driving from points south you’re probably going to be arriving on either U.S. Routes 191 or 89. These two meet and become one north of Hoback Junction, carrying you just 20 more minutes directly to the town of Jackson. Route 191 comes from Pinedale, Wyoming, and Rock Springs, Wyoming which is about 3 hours away where 191 intersects Interstate 80. U.S. 89 comes north to Jackson from Salt Lake City and southern Utah.
If you’re coming into our valley from points west, your options are to get on U.S. 89 down in Alpine, Wyoming and drive up 45 minutes to Jackson from there, or drive over the famous Teton Pass Hwy 22 from Victor, Idaho.
Approaching Jackson Hole from the north is trickier because Yellowstone National Park borders us on that side, so to avoid coming through the (sometimes very) slow but obviously scenic two lane road through Yellowstone, you will probably be wanting to drive to Victor, Idaho and approach from the west on Teton Pass Hwy 22, or maybe U.S. 26 over Togwotee pass from Riverton, Wyoming.
Driving to Jackson Hole from the east is the most straightforward. You can come in over Togwotee Pass on U.S. 26 from Riverton, and Casper, Wyoming. The typical route to get here from further east is by taking Interstate 80 to Rock Springs, Wyoming and taking U.S. 191 north 3 hours to Jackson.
We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause on your vacation and we sincerely thank you for understanding! Safe Travels !