Crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation are preparing to close U.S. 14-A west of Burgess Junction for the winter on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
WYDOT seasonally closes this 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Big Horn Mountains of north-central Wyoming at the end of the fall hunting season. Hunting season closes Nov. 30.
“We close the road seasonally as a safety precaution due to deep winter snow, limited visibility and drifting snow. This decision ties in with our mission of providing a safe, high quality and efficient transportation system for the citizens of Wyoming,” said Ron Huff, Wyoming Department of Transportation district maintenance engineer in Basin.
Seasonal road closure gates are located at Burgess Junction (just east of milepost 98.1) and on the Lovell side of the mountain near milepost 76.04.
During the time the road is closed, motorists may use U.S. 14 via Granite Pass and Greybull as an alternative route from Sheridan to Lovell.
WYDOT will open U.S. 14-A next spring after crews spend a projected three weeks removing the winter snowpack on the road.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 Public Relations Specialist, at (307) 856-1341.