Wyoming Department of Transportation

Final I-80 night closure planned for sign installation

Westbound Interstate 80 will be closed about 2 miles west of Laramie from 11 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, July 21, and 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday for installation of an overhead electronic message sign. The closure is the last in a series of eight on I-80 in southeast Wyoming this month for installation of the signs that allow WYDOT to alert drivers to conditions on the road ahead....

Commission awards $14 million in contracts for highway work

Contracts totaling $14.6 million for six highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its July teleconference meeting. LeGrand Johnson Construction of Logan, Utah, was conditionally awarded a $5.3 million contract for improvements to nearly 6 miles of US 189 immediately north of La Barge. The work will include grinding off 4 inches of deteriorating...

Drivers now required to give bicyclists 3 feet of space when passing

A new law in effect in Wyoming requires drivers passing bicyclists to maintain at least three feet of space between their vehicle and the bicycle./ The Wyoming Highway Patrol is committed to highway safety and will make the new law an integral part of its mission to serve and protect all people on the state’s roads "In Wyoming, bicyclists have the same right to operate on our roadways as folks operating...

Patrol seeks public assistance in identifying hit-and-run vehicle

The Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash at about 11:10 p.m. on June 27 at the intersection of College Drive (WY 212) and South Greeley Highway (US 85) in Cheyenne. The suspect vehicle is a red sedan, possibly an early 2000s model Pontiac, with Wyoming license plates. The vehicle failed to yield at the intersection and struck a motorcycle,...

WYDOT chief engineer named interim director of Workforce Services

Gov. Matt Mead has named Del McOmie interim director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. McOmie has served as WYDOT's chief engineer for the past 15 years. He will work with current DWS Director Joan Evans, who recently announced her resignation, to ensure a smooth transition until a permanent director is named. “Del is a talented administrator and I thank him for stepping in to manage...