Wyoming Department of Transportation

Transportation commission awards $23.6 million in highway contracts

Contracts totaling $23.6 million for eight highway projects around the state, including three to be funded with revenue from the 10-cent fuel tax increase, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its November meeting in Cheyenne. Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Mont., submitted the low bid of $7.8 million for improvements to nearly 13 miles of the southbound lanes of Interstate...

Snowy Range Pass closed for winter

A portion of WYO 130 over the Snowy Range between Laramie and Saratoga closed for the season Thursday due to limited visibility and snow accumulation. Westbound travelers will encounter the closure at the Green Rock Picnic Area near milepost 36, about eight miles above Centennial. For eastbound travel, the closure begins near milepost 48 above Ryan Park. The high elevation portion of this roadway is...

Snowy Range Pass closed for winter

A portion of WYO 130 over the Snowy Range between Laramie and Saratoga closed for the season Thursday due to limited visibility and snow accumulation. Westbound travelers will encounter the closure at the Green Rock Picnic Area near milepost 36, about eight miles above Centennial. For eastbound travel, the closure begins near milepost 48 above Ryan Park. The high elevation portion of this roadway is...

Fredrick named WYDOT chief engineer

Interim Director Bill Panos announced Friday that Gregg Fredrick of Cheyenne will serve as the WYDOT’s new chief engineer. Fredrick served five years as the department’s assistant chief engineer for engineering and planning. He succeeds Del McOmie, who was recently appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to become director of the state School Facilities Department. Fredrick’s appointment has been approved by the...

Transportation Commission awards nearly $32 million in highway contracts

Contracts totaling $31.9 million for nine highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its October meeting in Cheyenne. Lewis & Lewis Inc. of Rock Springs won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $8.7 million for milling off deteriorating pavement and replacing it with a new layer of pavement on a 12-mile section of Interstate 80 about 12...