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Section of West Allison Road in Laramie County to close May 9

Section of West Allison Road in Laramie County to close May 9

Date: 05/04/2016 

A section of West Allison Road will be closed to through traffic starting on May 9 while crews do utility and reconstruction work this summer. Simon Contractors of Cheyenne, the contractor for the project, will close a 0.45-mile section of West Allison Road between South Greeley Highway (US 85) and Walterscheid Boulevard while the work is taking place. Earlier this year, the Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $2 million contract to Simon Contractors. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 31. The Wyoming Department of Transportation is partnering with Laramie County on the project....

WYDOT temporarily closes Fort Steele rest area on I-80

WYDOT temporarily closes Fort Steele rest area on I-80

Date: 04/21/2016 

The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed the Fort Steele rest area earlier this week due to a main water pump failure. The rest area is 13 miles east of Rawlins on I-80, and is expected to reopen next week. WYDOT is working quickly to get the issue fixed, and apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause to the traveling public. While the Fort Steele rest area is closed, travelers can access the Wagonhound rest area, which is 50 miles west of Laramie, before the Fort Steele rest area. They can also access the Bitter Creek rest area, which is 41 miles east of Rock Springs, which is after...

Reduced speeds, single lane closures start Wednesday on I-80 near Walcott Junction

Reduced speeds, single lane closures start Wednesday on I-80 near Walcott Junction

Date: 04/05/2016 

Motorists will see reduced speeds along 6 miles of I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins that includes Walcott Junction starting on Wednesday, April 6 as crews prepare for construction in the westbound lane. The Wyoming Department of Transportation will have crews installing slip ramps and crossovers at each end of the project, which will be between mile marker 233 and 240 in Carbon County. During construction of the slip ramps and crossovers, there will be one lane closed in both the eastbound and westbound lanes during daylight hours only. In each direction, a single lane will remain open. Traffic...

Transportation Commission awards $12.4 million in contracts

Transportation Commission awards $12.4 million in contracts

Date: 02/22/2016 

Contracts totaling $12.4 million for 11 projects around the state, including two to be funded through increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its February meeting in Cheyenne. Mountain View Building of Sheridan submitted the low bid of $2.89 million to rebuild about a mile of West Fifth Street (WYO 330) in Sheridan, from Mydland Road west to the end of the paved section. The work also will include new sidewalks, curb and gutter, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31. Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. was the low bidder at $1.95 million to complete rehabilitation...

Fulton named assistant chief engineer

Fulton named assistant chief engineer

Date: 01/27/2016 

Keith Fulton of Cheyenne has been named WYDOT’s assistant chief engineer for engineering and planning.  Fulton moves to his new position after serving as state bridge engineer since 2010. He replaces Gregg Fredrick, who assumed duties as WYDOT chief engineer late last year. A Riverton native, Fulton earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming. While he was student, he worked for the UW Civil Engineering Department. He first worked for the Wyoming Highway Department during the summer of 1989 as a temporary employee based in Laramie. He joined the...

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