Wyoming Department of Transportation

Cox elected vice president of national transportation organization

WYDOT Director John Cox is the new vice president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. He was elected by the association’s board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting Monday in Denver. AASHTO represents highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It serves as a liaison between state departments...

Additional fuel tax projects among 10 contracts awarded by commission

Contracts totaling $58.9 million for 10 highway projects around the state, including two pavement preservation projects made possible by increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its October meeting in Cheyenne. Hedquist Construction of Mills submitted the low bid of $18.5 million for improvements to US 20-26 and WYO 254 west of Casper. The work will include...

Statewide Rail Plan survey available online

A Statewide Rail Plan is being developed by WYDOT and the Wyoming Business Council, with help from agencies and the public, to provide direction for future freight and passenger rail transportation policy in Wyoming.   The plan will enable WYDOT to implement a broad approach to statewide planning that will integrate passenger and freight rail elements into the larger Statewide Long Range Transportation...

Snowy Range highway closed for weekend

WYO 130 over Snowy Range Pass west of Laramie is closed for the weekend. Blowing and drifting snow Friday made it difficult for WYDOT plows to keep the 13-mile highway section open, and maintenance foremen decided it would not be safe for travelers to attempt to cross the high mountain pass in the dark. The highway section will remain closed in both directions Oct. 12-13, and a decision will be made...

STIP project listing for 2014 now available

WYDOT's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for 2014 is available for viewing. The STIP contains a listing of highway and bridge projects, and also airport improvement work, that WYDOT tentatively expects to let to contract during the upcoming fiscal year. The STIP is published annually and updates are issued quarterly. The STIP documents, in PDF format, can be accessed by clicking, in...