Sage Creek bridge concrete deck pour scheduled Thursday morning between Lovell and Cowley

No traffic delays are expected Thursday during the concrete bridge deck pour over Sage Creek on U.S. 310/Wyoming 789 between Lovell and Cowley in northwest Wyoming. "We are expecting to pour about 190 cubic yards of concrete beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday. The concrete work will involve the entire bridge deck over Sage Creek," according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Michael...

Parts of US 14 driving lane sliding near Shell in northwest Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel are monitoring a new slide between Shell and Shell Falls in a steep section of US 14 in northwest Wyoming. Movement of the highway was first noticed last week when new cracks appeared in the paved roadway. Because of the soil instability, a 30 mph speed limit,12-foot width restriction, and a 48,000-pound weight limit has been placed on about a half-mile...

Solid infrastructure plays a pivotal role in the state

From the desk of WYDOT Director William T. Panos On any given day, much of the infrastructure that supports our daily life appears monotonous, flat, and still. The better the infrastructure, the truer this seems. We do not think about roads or bridges until we cannot drive easily on them. Once in place however, effective infrastructures appear as timeless, and even natural features of our world. This...

Debris flow closes canyon again

HOBACK CANYON - The Wyoming Department of Transportation recently cleared a mud debris flow that stretched over both lanes of travel on US 189/191 near milepost 151 yesterday in the Hoback Canyon. Since then, some large chunks of debris have come down off the hillside and have clogged the ditches that were dug out yesterday to catch the water flow. Debris and mud has now flooded over the ditches and...

WYDOT reopens US 191 in Hoback Canyon after clearing debris flow

HOBACK CANYON - The Wyoming Department of Transportation recently cleared a mud debris flow that stretched over both lanes of travel near milepost 151 on US 191. Crews closed the road at 11:41 a.m. and called in heavy equipment, including a loader, to clear the mud and water from the roadway. WYDOT maintenance workers also dug out a ditch alongside the road to catch the flowing water and direct it...