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Transportation commission awards $20 million in highway contracts

Contracts totaling $20.2 million for seven highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its December meeting in Laramie.   A 10-mile section of US 287 north of Rawlins will get a new layer of pavement and passing lanes under a contract won by Casper’s McMurry Ready-Mix with the low bid of $11.9 million. A passing lane in each direction will be added...

Transportation commission awards $25.6 million in highway contracts

Contracts totaling $25.6 million for 12 highway projects around the state, including construction of Wyoming’s first diverging diamond interchange, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its November meeting in Cheyenne. Gillette’s S&S Builders submitted the low bid of $3.1 million to build the diverging diamond at the College Drive Interchange on Interstate 25 in south Cheyenne....

Section of WYO 70 designated scenic byway

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The Wyoming Transportation Commission has designated a 28-mile section of Wyoming Highway 70 in the Medicine Bow National Forest between Encampment and Baggs as the Battle Pass Scenic Byway.   The state’s 16th scenic byway crosses Battle Pass at 9,955 feet in the Sierra Madre Mountains, through an area rich in historic and cultural sites, scenic vistas and recreation opportunities.   The route passes...

New variable speed limit signs in operation on WY0 28

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New electronic variable speed limit signs are now in operation on WYO 28 in the South Pass area between Farson and Lander. The signs will allow WYDOT to drop the speed limit in 5 mph increments to as low as 30 mph when weather and road conditions make it necessary on a 34-mile section of the highway known for severe wind and surface conditions as well as heavy truck traffic. The signs’ advanced technology...

William Cheney named to Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

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William H. Cheney, whose aviation career encompassed everything from conducting wildlife surveys to managing the Guernsey Airport, will be inducted into the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame during ceremonies Nov. 10 in Casper. He was selected for the honor by the Hall of Fame’s board of directors with the approval of the Wyoming Aeronautics Commission.   Cheney, 77, logged nearly 17,000 hours of flying...