Wyoming Department of Transportation

Wyoming Transportation Commission awards $20.3 million in contracts

Contracts totaling nearly $20.3 million for 13 projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its February meeting in Cheyenne.  New parking areas to allow vehicles on Interstate 80 to safely install or remove tire chains for crossing the hills known as the Three Sisters east of Evanston will be built under a $6.3 million contract awarded to low bidder H-K Contractors...

Work begins on WYO 130 project southeast of Saratoga

Work has begun on a detour around the temporary bridge spanning a section of WYO 130 washed out by flash flooding on Brush Creek about 22 miles southeast of Saratoga. Work on the detour downstream from the temporary bridge is not expected to affect movement of alternating one-way traffic over the bridge, which has been in use on the highway since July 23.   Once the detour is completed, traffic will...

Transportation commission awards $22 million in highway contracts

Transportation commission awards $22 million in highway contracts     Contracts totaling nearly $22.4 million for 12 highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its January meeting in Cheyenne.   Donald B. Murphy Contractors of Federal Way, Wash., submitted the low bid of $5.8 million for reconstruction of a section of WYO 28 about 19 miles south of...

WYDOT is first to pay out all federal stimulus funds to contractors

All $157.6 million in federal economic stimulus money received for Wyoming highway projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is now in the hands of the contractors who completed 69 projects around the state. WYDOT is the first state department of transportation to complete the effort to get all of its stimulus funds for highways into the construction economy. Nationwide, 87 percent...

Environmental award recognizes collaboration on wildlife connectivity project

Wyoming received an Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative (EEI) award from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during a Jan. 12 ceremony in Cheyenne. The award recognizes the collaboration of WYDOT, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations in making possible the Trappers Point wildlife connectivity project, which will improve motorist safety and also reduce...