Wyoming Department of Transportation

US 26-287 Togwotee Corridor Project

The U.S. Forest Service presented WYDOT and the Federal Highway Administration with an award for outstanding partnership in the reconstruction of US 26-287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, a section of highway known as the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone. Joe Alexander, supervisor of the Shoshone National Forest, and Jose Castro, deputy forest supervisor for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, presented...

Trappers Point Wildlife Connectivity Project

The Wyoming Engineering Society has named WYDOT’s Trappers Point wildlife crossing project its 2012 President’s Project of the Year. The project included design and construction of two overpasses and six underpasses on a 12-mile section of WYO 191 west of Pinedale to provide safe crossings for pronghorn, deer and other wildlife.   It was initiated and funded by WYDOT, designed by WYDOT and Valley West...

Trappers Point Wildlife Connectivity Project

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The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has presented a National Parks Achievement Award to WYDOT for its work in creating safe and wildlife-friendly roads. Director John Cox and Steve Ferrell, the governor’s wildlife and endangered species policy advisor, accepted the award on Aug. 14 on behalf of Gov. Matt Mead and all who have collaborated on the wildlife crossing projects. NPCA Senior...

Vandehei Avenue Interchange

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WYDOT's reconstruction of the Vandehei Avenue Interchange on I-25 in Cheyenne earned Honorable Mention in the Wyoming Engineering Society's 2011 President's Project of the Year competition.   The project also was featured as the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials Project of the week in July 2012.   The interchange is a high-volume principal arterial that connects the Western...

Trappers Point Wildlife Connectivity Project

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Wyoming received an Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative (EEI) award from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during a Jan. 12 ceremony in Cheyenne. The award recognizes the collaboration of WYDOT, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations in making possible the “Trappers Point wildlife connectivity” project, which will improve motorist safety and also reduce...