Wyoming Department of Transportation

Wyoming project will connect snowplows, trucks, fleet management centers

WYDOT’s project under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program will connect snowplows, trucks, fleet management centers and roadside equipment to provide enhanced advisories to trucks and personal vehicles on the Interstate 80 corridor in Wyoming. The pilot will develop applications that use vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity to support...

Widening to five lanes preferred alternative for US 89 between Etna and Alpine

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An environmental assessment (EA) for the future reconstruction of US 89 between Etna and Alpine in Star Valley identifies widening the road to five lanes as the preferred alternative. A public hearing about the US 89 project proposal is slated for Oct. 29 at the Etna Community Center, and public comments are being solicited through mid-November. The EA, completed last month by the WYDOT in conjunction...

Restored Lincoln bust returned to pedestal overlooking I-80

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The newly restored bust of Abraham Lincoln is back on its granite perch at the Summit Rest Area overlooking the highest point on Interstate 80. The 56-year-old sculpture underwent about two weeks of restoration work at the Eagle Bronze foundry in Lander. “We spent seven days, two shifts a day removing the oxide from the surface of the bronze, Eagle Bronze owner Monte Paddleford said. “Once that was...

Cyclists, pedestrians make up 4.7 percent of traffic fatalities

Cyclists and pedestrians accounted for 4.7 percent of Wyoming’s traffic fatalities from 2010 through 2014. An analysis completed by WYDOT’s Highway Safety Office found the six cyclists killed, five of them in 2014, accounted for slightly less than 1 percent of the state’s traffic fatalities during the five-year period. The 24 pedestrians killed were 3.7 percent of the total fatalities Two-thirds of...

Transportation commission awards $21.7 million in contracts

Contracts totaling $21.7 million for nine projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its September meeting in Cheyenne. Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Mont., won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of nearly $9 million for improvements to 12 miles of the eastbound lanes of I-80 between Wamsutter and Creston Junction. Deteriorating pavement will...