Patching and other pavement repair work is set to begin next week (April 25) on State Highways throughout Goshen and Platte counties as the Wyoming Department of Transportation begins its 2011 maintenance schedule.
Throughout the summer, WYDOT crews will be patching distressed areas of its highways throughout the area, and often the work takes only a few hours. Patching and laydown crews typically consist of six or more pieces of equipment. Wheatland area laydown work is expected to begin May 2.
While patching and laydown (asphalt pavement overlay) work tends to be quick and mobile, motorists are likely to encounter minor delays when they approach these crews including temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits. Flaggers will be on duty at the construction areas and drivers should pay extra attention when traveling through these, or any work zones. Remember, fines are higher for speeding through work zones.
Highways within Goshen County include U.S. 26, U.S. 85 and state highways 92, 151, 152, 154, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161 and 313.
Highways within Platte County include I-25, U.S. 26, and state highways 34, 211, 217, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, and 320.