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Fuel tax increase used to fund four of six contracts awarded by commission

Contracts totaling $18.7 million for six highway projects, including four pavement preservation projects made possible by increased state fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its December meeting conducted Dec. 12 in Casper. Since the fuel tax increase went into effect in July, a total of ten pavement preservation projects, covering more than 82 miles of highway...

Continuing cold weather prompts Gov. Mead to extend emergency rules for propane delivery

Gov. Matt Mead has extended his executive order (2013-7) creating emergency rules for WYDOT. The order, originally issued Dec. 6 and extended today (Dec. 11)  is specific to drivers of propane delivery trucks working inside of Wyoming and it allows them, temporarily, to make extra deliveries to heat homes and businesses. “The extreme cold temperatures have continued and demand for propane, a fuel many...

Three more fuel tax projects among 11 contracts awarded by commission

Contracts totaling $51.5 million for 11 highway projects around the state, including three pavement preservation projects made possible by increased state fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its November meeting conducted Nov. 21 in Cheyenne. McGarvin-Moberly Construction Company of Worland was the successful bidder for all three of projects funded by the...

Chain law's 'Level 2' requires commercial vehicles to chain up

When winter storms significantly impact highway travel in Wyoming, the state's chain law will go into effect. Wyoming's chain law is two-tiered. What is called "Level 1" is declared when conditions are rated as "hazardous." Travel is restricted to vehicles equipped with tire chains, or to vehicles with adequate snow tires, or to all-wheel-drive vehicles. When conditions deteriorate to an "extremely...

U.S. 14A seasonal closure scheduled Nov. 18

The annual fall roadway closure of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell is scheduled for noon on Nov. 18. Currently, U.S. 14A's mountain road conditions include blowing and drifting snow with strong winds. The annual fall closure of U.S. 14A, west of Burgess Junction, will be in effect at milepost 76.04 on the Lovell side of the Big Horn Mountains. The seasonal road closure at Burgess Junction...