WHP warns public about scam phone calls

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has recently been notified of a phone call scam circulating. Scammers are contacting the public stating a relative has been in a motor vehicle crash and arrested for driving while under the influence while stating the relative needs cash for bail and attorney fees. The phone number the callers are calling from are being replicated (spoofed numbers) to look like they are coming...

WYDOT urges motorists to use caution when traveling during the holidays

Now that the holiday season has arrived, Wyoming motorists may encounter more traffic on the roads, which means they need to continue to be extra vigilant when traveling. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol want to remind motorists they can take measures to keep themselves and their loved ones safe this holiday season to prevent any more fatalities. “Wyoming families...

Transportation Commission awards $23 million in highway contracts in November

Motorists will soon have access to additional passing lanes on a section of WYO 220 between Muddy Gap and Casper in Natrona County. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Knife River, of Cheyenne, a $5.7 million contract for the work. The commission awarded that and eight other contracts totaling $23 million at its recent meeting. For the work on WYO 220, crews will construct two passing lanes,...

Two-way traffic movements return to WYO 296 across Chief Joseph Slide

WYO 296 reopened to two-way traffic movements Wednesday across the Chief Joseph Slide area following several months of round-the-clock efforts to stabilize the slide northwest of Cody. "The winter speed limit through the slide area will be 35 mph," said Todd Frost, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Cody. "The driving surface will be crushed gravel base and recycled asphalt tailings....

WHP unites with law enforcement to educate public about the Move Over law

Motorists moving over for law enforcement, emergency, maintenance and other types of vehicles parked on the side of Wyoming highways and interstates are not only abiding by the law but are also keeping their fellow citizens safe. On Nov. 8, the Wyoming Highway Patrol and state patrols from Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana, as well as multiple emergency and public service entities, will...