Wyoming Department of Transportation

WHP and WYDOT kept roads open and travelers safe during recent storm

Winter Storm Jaxon resulted in 177 crashes, caused several road closures and made travel challenging for motorists in Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to 65 crashes on Interstate 80, 32 on Interstate 25 and 80 on the other roads in the state during a 40-hour period. The crashes began around 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 through 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22. “The dedicated men and woman of...

WYDOT urges motorists to use extra caution during major winter storm

Motorists will continue to see winter travel conditions on many highways throughout Wyoming into Monday from winter storm Jaxon. The storm is impacting travel throughout the state. Wyoming Department of Transportation snowplow crews are working to ensure the roadways are open and safe, but motorists should be prepared for adverse driving conditions, buckle up and expect slow travel. Motorists will...

Wyoming Transportation Commission to meet Jan. 18

The Wyoming Transportation Commission will meet for its regular business meeting at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 18. The purpose of the business meeting is to address and vote upon, when appropriate, the topics noted on the attached meeting agenda. The business meeting will be based at WYDOT Headquarters, 5300 Bishop Boulevard, in Cheyenne. An education session is also planned following the business...

Light trailer advisories alert motorists of possible blow over risks

When high wind speeds make traveling treacherous, the Wyoming Department of Transportation may issue travel restrictions for vehicles prone to blow overs. WYDOT will implement a closure to light, high-profile vehicles if an area has wind gusts of 60 mph or greater and if there’s signage to indicate the limited closure. Vehicles included are moving vans, campers, recreational vehicles, small trailers...

ENDOW endorses capacity purchase agreement

In “charting a new course” for Wyoming’s economy, a council created to provide recommendations for diversification of the state’s economy named improving and expanding Wyoming’s commercial air service a top priority. The group, Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW), released a list of 10 recommendations Jan. 2. A $15 million funding request to expand commercial air service in the...