Wyoming Department of Transportation

2015 releases

Casper West Belt Loop opens to traffic

Casper West Belt Loop opens to traffic

Date: 12/31/2015 

The Casper West Belt Loop connecting the Shoshoni Bypass and U.S. 20/26 on Casper's west side to Wyoming 220 to the southwest is now open to traffic. The 7.5 mile, two-lane road will provide greater access to Casper's west side, and is expected to reduce the number of trucks traveling through Casper on CY Avenue and Wyoming Boulevard. Traffic on the West Belt Loop has the right of way at its intersection with Robertson Road. Temporary electronic message signs will remind drivers on Robertson Road of the stop signs they will now encounter at the intersection. Most of the road has a 65 mph speed...

25 projects completed with additional fuel tax revenue, 13 under contract

25 projects completed with additional fuel tax revenue, 13 under contract

Date: 12/15/2015 

  Twenty-five pavement preservation projects have been completed using the additional fuel tax revenue WYDOT received during the past two years, and work is either underway or under contract on 13 more projects. Work is expected to begin on another 14 10-cent fuel tax projects in fiscal 2016, and 17 more in 2017. The 25 projects already completed with the additional revenue were pavement preservation projects on 182 miles of highway, primarily involving milling off a few inches of deteriorating pavement and replacing it with a new layer of pavement the same thickness. “The increase in the fuel...

WYO 70 over Battle Pass closed for winter

WYO 70 over Battle Pass closed for winter

Date: 12/14/2015 

Blowing snow and poor visibility forced the closure of WYO 70 over Battle Pass between Encampment and Baggs on Dec. 14. It is the last of the three Wyoming passes that close seasonally to close this year. WYO 130 over the Snowy Range Pass between Laramie and Saratoga closed on Nov. 12, and US 14A between Lovell and Burgess Junction closed Dec. 1. The scenic high-elevation passes are closed annually when relatively low traffic, combined with increasing snow accumulations, make plowing operations impractical. Before traveling in Wyoming this winter, motorists are encouraged to to check the status...

Transportation Commission awards $26 million in highway contracts

Transportation Commission awards $26 million in highway contracts

Date: 12/14/2015 

Contracts totaling $26.4 million for six 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 December meeting in Jackson. Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne was the low bidder at nearly $6.9 million for improvements to 7.6 miles of Interstate 25 north of the Iron Mountain Interchange north of Cheyenne. The work will include milling off deteriorating pavement and replacing it with a new layer of pavement, replacement of some concrete slabs and rehabilitation work...

'FAST' legislation will increase federal funding to Wyoming

'FAST' legislation will increase federal funding to Wyoming

Date: 12/07/2015 

A long-term, bipartisan surface transportation bill, passed by Congress and signed into law by the President last week, will increase  federal aid for highway work in Wyoming over the next five years.                Preliminary estimates indicate the measure, titled "Fixing America's Surface Transportation" (FAST) Act, will provide $271 million to Wyoming annually through 2020  in highway program apportionments. By comparison, Wyoming is receiving $247 million this year.                 “The increase will help us preserve what we have invested in our highway system over the last few years and make...

Transportation commission awards $23.6 million in highway contracts

Transportation commission awards $23.6 million in highway contracts

Date: 11/23/2015 

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 25 from about 1 mile south of Kaycee north to Antelope Creek. The work will include milling off deteriorating pavement and replacing it with a new layer of pavement, along with isolated reconstruction....

Snowy Range Pass closed for winter

Snowy Range Pass closed for winter

Date: 11/12/2015 

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 closed annually in late autumn when relatively low traffic, combined with increasing snow accumulations, make plowing operations impractical. WYO 70 over Battle Pass remains open at this time, although...

Snowy Range Pass closed for winter

Snowy Range Pass closed for winter

Date: 11/12/2015 

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 closed annually in late autumn when relatively low traffic, combined with increasing snow accumulations, make plowing operations impractical. WYO 70 over Battle Pass remains open at this time, although...

Fredrick named WYDOT chief engineer

Fredrick named WYDOT chief engineer

Date: 10/23/2015 

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 Wyoming Transportation Commission. “Gregg was instrumental in the agency’s operation and development over the last several years,” Panos said. “With his deep engineering and agency knowledge and management...

Transportation Commission awards nearly $32 million in highway contracts

Transportation Commission awards nearly $32 million in highway contracts

Date: 10/19/2015 

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 miles west of Green River. The project also will include bridge deck rehabilitation work, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2016. Casper’s Oftedal Construction was the low bidder at $8.1...

Wyoming project will connect snowplows, trucks, fleet management centers

Wyoming project will connect snowplows, trucks, fleet management centers

Date: 10/07/2015 

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 a flexible range of services from advisories, roadside alerts, parking notifications and dynamic travel guidance. The goal is to improve the safety of the traveling public and reduce the incidents...

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

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

Date: 10/05/2015 

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 with the Federal Highway Administration, is now available for viewing on this website, and hard copies are available at the WYDOT offices in Afton, Jackson and Rock Springs. The proposed project includes...

Restored Lincoln bust returned to pedestal overlooking I-80

Restored Lincoln bust returned to pedestal overlooking I-80

Date: 09/25/2015 

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 completed, we put on two coats of a lacquer that we use on outdoor sculptures. Then we added another coat of an epoxy-like coating similar to what you would see on cars or aircraft to give it more endurance...

Cyclists, pedestrians make up 4.7 percent of traffic fatalities

Cyclists, pedestrians make up 4.7 percent of traffic fatalities

Date: 09/23/2015 

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 the cycling fatalities occurred in urban areas, while the pedestrian fatalities were evenly divided between urban and rural roads. The average age of the cyclists killed was 51, with two-thirds of the...

Transportation commission awards $21.7 million in contracts

Transportation commission awards $21.7 million in contracts

Date: 09/22/2015 

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 be milled off the highway and replaced with a new layer of asphalt. The westbound section of the highway was milled and repaved this year. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2016. CC&G Inc....

Avery named to Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

Avery named to Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

Date: 09/18/2015 

Morris Avery, one of Wyoming’s first helicopter pilots and a pioneer in aerial spraying, firefighting, search and rescue and mountain flying, is the 2015 inductee into the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame. A ceremony to honor his accomplishments and induction was conducted at the Greybull Airport on Sept. 18. Born in Greeley, Colo., in 1913, Avery completed his schooling in Cody and moved to Greybull in the late 1930s. There he began taking flying lessons from Mel Christler, the 1999 Hall of Fame inductee, and earned his pilot’s license in 1946. In 1949 they formed Christler and Avery Aviation in...

Sponsor A Highway Program beginning in Wyoming

Sponsor A Highway Program beginning in Wyoming

Date: 09/09/2015 

Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corp., in cooperation with WYDOT, is launching a Sponsor A Highway® Program in Wyoming. The program will help keep the state's roadsides clean at no cost to taxpayers, while providing businesses with an opportunity to gain positive recognition for their contribution to their communities. AHMC will begin offering sponsorships in the Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie areas, and then expand the program statewide. The company will offer sponsorships on highways in urban and rural areas and for rest areas and truck parking areas. Each business that joins the program will get their...

WYDOT seeks public input for Long Range Transportation Plan

WYDOT seeks public input for Long Range Transportation Plan

Date: 09/04/2015 

WYDOT is asking for the public's assistance in updating it's Long Range Transportation Plan. The department is asking Wyoming residents to complete a short survey about their perception of the state's existing transportation, and their priorities for the system in the future. You can take the survey online until Nov. 9. 

Speed limit now 80 mph from Sundance to South Dakota

Speed limit now 80 mph from Sundance to South Dakota

Date: 08/20/2015 

An 80 mph speed limit is now in effect on a 17-mile section of Interstate 90 in northeast Wyoming. The increase affects I-90 between the East Sundance Interchange (milepost 190)  and the South Dakota border (milepost 207). Motorists should note that a 75 mph speed limit remains in place on an adjoining 20-mile stretch of I-90 (mileposts 170-190) between Sundance and Inyan Kara, about 15 miles east of Moorcroft. Other sections of I-90 already posted at 80 mph include 64 miles between Buffalo and Gillette and 40 miles between Gillette and Inyan Kara.  The 80 mph speed limit is in also in effect on...

Temporary bridge open on US 85 in Lusk

Temporary bridge open on US 85 in Lusk

Date: 07/30/2015 

A temporary bridge is now open and carrying traffic on US 85 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Lusk. The bridge is carrying two-way, legal-load traffic with a speed limit of 20 mph. Any traffic that has an oversize or overweight permit must use WYO 270 through Manville and Lance Creek to bypass Lusk. There is no pedestrian access across the bridge. WYDOT crews from around the state assembled the temporary 200-foot span needed to replace the highway bridge that collapsed due to flooding on June 4.

Final I-80 night closure planned for sign installation

Final I-80 night closure planned for sign installation

Date: 07/21/2015 

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. WYDOT thanks motorists for their patience during this project to improve safety on the highway. The contractor for the project is Custom Lighting Service of West Jordan, Utah. The cost is $ 2.2 million...

Commission awards $14 million in contracts for highway work

Commission awards $14 million in contracts for highway work

Date: 07/20/2015 

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 pavement, mixing it with additives and using it as the base for 4 inches of new pavement. The road also will be widened to include 3-foot safety shoulders. It will be the last section of US 189 to be...

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

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

Date: 07/07/2015 

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 motor vehicles,” Lt. Col. Shannon Ratliff said. “Our main focus, however, is to ensure it's done safely. The WHP believes this law provides for a necessary buffer between bicycles and vehicles,...

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

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

Date: 07/01/2015 

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, injuring the rider. The suspect vehicle briefly stopped in the Loaf-N-Jug parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection, and then proceeded west on College Drive. The suspect vehicle should...

WYDOT chief engineer named interim director of Workforce Services

WYDOT chief engineer named interim director of Workforce Services

Date: 06/30/2015 

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 DWS until a permanent director is named,” Mead said. “I am confident DWS is in good hands.” The governor said the search for a new director will begin immediately, and McOmie will lead the department...

Flagger on WYDOT I-80 project killed by truck

Flagger on WYDOT I-80 project killed by truck

Date: 06/19/2015 

 A 44-year-old Rawlins woman working as a traffic flagger on WYDOT's construction project on I-80 about 15 miles west of Rawlins was killed Thursday. Shelly Yoho was struck by a tractor-trailer rig driven by Karama T. Leota, 50, of West Valley, Utah, who was arrested at the scene and is expected to face charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, reckless driving and failing to maintain a lane of travel. Construction in the eastbound lanes at the site had resulted in head-to-head traffic and a reduced speed limit of 55 mph in the westbound lanes, beside which Yoho was flagging.  The Wyoming Highway...

WYDOT director urges Congress to invest in transportation infrastructure

WYDOT director urges Congress to invest in transportation infrastructure

Date: 06/17/2015 

WYDOT Director John Cox detailed the critical condition of the federal Highway Trust Fund and the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure in written testimony delivered Wednesday to the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee. Cox provided the testimony in his capacity as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.  "There is ample documented evidence that shows infrastructure investment is critical for long-term economic growth, increasing productivity, employment, household income, and exports," Cox said in his testimony....

Emergency contract awarded for cleanup of slide debris near Wind River Canyon highway

Emergency contract awarded for cleanup of slide debris near Wind River Canyon highway

Date: 06/03/2015 

Work is underway on an emergency contract for cleanup of mudslide debris and rocks near US 20 - WYO 789 in Wind River Canyon. The $199,200 contract was awarded to Pab Good Trucking of Greybull. Removal of debris and rocks from the highway's clear zone is expected to take two to three weeks to complete. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers, and travelers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution and patience in the work zone. Mudslides triggered by heavy rains closed the highway for nearly three days beginning May 24.  

Transportation Commission awards $11.9 million in highway contracts

Transportation Commission awards $11.9 million in highway contracts

Date: 06/01/2015 

Contracts totaling $11.9 million for 11 highway projects around the state, including one made possible by increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its May teleconference meeting. Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Mont., won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $3.4 million for surface and bridge rehabilitation work on 4.5 miles of US 14-16-20 about 14 miles west of Cody. The work will include rehabilitation of the Shoshone River and Trout Creek bridges at each end of the project, and a new layer of asphalt between the bridges. It will...

All four alpine highway sections in Wyoming now open for summer season

All four alpine highway sections in Wyoming now open for summer season

Date: 05/27/2015 

WYO 70 over Battle Pass is now open for the season. It is the last of the four Wyoming alpine passes that close for the winter to reopen this spring. Travelers are advised that current high country conditions are wet with cold nights. Motorcyclists and bikers should watch for patches of frozen run-off before the morning sun warms the road surface. Short-term closures due to winter weather are still possible on all of the alpine passes. For current conditions on the roads, please phone 511 or visit the 511 Travel Information Service. Battle Pass, along with WYO 130 over the Snowy Range, US 14A in...

Federal Highway Administration head tours WYDOT’s Transportation Management Center

Federal Highway Administration head tours WYDOT’s Transportation Management Center

Date: 05/15/2015 

The head of the Federal Highway Administration toured WYDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) in Cheyenne Thursday and discussed the need for continued federal investment in Transportation infrastructure and safety. Greg Nadeau became the acting administrator of the FHWA on Monday after serving as deputy administrator since 2009. He was in Cheyenne for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials spring meeting. “This is a great example of an investment in safety,” Nadeau said of the TMC, which monitors highway and traffic conditions around the state, updates WYDOT’s...

WYDOT director discusses need for infrastructure investment

WYDOT director discusses need for infrastructure investment

Date: 05/08/2015 

WYDOT Director John Cox, who is serving as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, is being featured on Transportation TV discussing the need for investment in the nation's infrastructure. Cox urges Congress to take action to pass a multi-year surface transportation bill that provides adequate investment for federal highway and transit programs.  Cox says America is seeing mounting evidence that the nation’s aging transportation systems need greater investment. “I think that the most evident effects are going to be seen probably along a couple of fronts,"...

U.S. 287 improvements scheduled to begin May 11 southeast of Lander; cyclists warned of potential conditions

U.S. 287 improvements scheduled to begin May 11 southeast of Lander; cyclists warned of potential conditions

Date: 05/06/2015 

Asphalt milling is scheduled to begin May 11 on a highway and bridge improvement project on U.S. 287 beginning about 15 miles southeast of Lander. The 4.66-mile project is located between mileposts 64.27 and 59.61. LeGrand Johnson Construction of Logan, Utah, is the prime contractor on the $4.92 million Beaver Creek West project, the second of two projects between Lander and Jeffrey City on U.S. 287. The Beaver Creek East project was built in 2013. "The contractor's plan is to be milling asphalt on Monday, May 11, and we may see the start of dirt work as early as May 18," said Wyoming Department...

INTERSTATE 80 WESTBOUND FROM LARAMIE NOW OPEN - REDUCED SPEED LIMIT IN EFFECT

INTERSTATE 80 WESTBOUND FROM LARAMIE NOW OPEN - REDUCED SPEED LIMIT IN EFFECT

Date: 04/21/2015 

Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming fully reopened to traffic late Tuesday afternoon, after being closed since Monday morning's multi-vehicle crash near the Quealy Dome Interchange, about 20 miles west of Laramie.   The crash, which occurred about 8 a.m. Monday, involved close to 60 vehicles, a majority of them large tractor-trailer combinations. The event resulted in two fatalities and at least 16 injuries.   Several of the crashed vehicles were engulfed in fire, which slowed the emergency response and process of removing wrecked vehicles. The fire damaged a section of pavement, which required...

Interstate 80 west of Laramie will remain closed due to multi-vehicle crash

Interstate 80 west of Laramie will remain closed due to multi-vehicle crash

Date: 04/20/2015 

Interstate 80 between Sinclair and Laramie will be closed until Tuesday or longer, following Monday morning's multi-vehicle crash near the Quealy Dome Interchange, about 20 miles west of Laramie.   At latest count, approximately 50 vehicles, a majority of them large tractor-trailer combinations, were involved in the crash. which occurred about 8 a.m. The wreckage was scattered along the highway for a half mile or more, according to eyewitnesses.   Initial reports indicated as many as 15 vehicles were involved in the crash, and that number grew during the day as the emergency response and investigation...

Reopening of I-80 not expected until Saturday

Reopening of I-80 not expected until Saturday

Date: 04/17/2015 

WYDOT crews don't expect to be able to reopen I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie until sometime Saturday. An earlier reopening would require a break in the weather, which looked extremely unlikely Friday based on existing conditions and forecasts. An additional 6 inches to 11 inches of snow were forecast for the area Friday night and into Saturday. Two of the tractor-trailer rigs involved in the chain reaction crashes that closed the highway Thursday were split in half and spilled their cargo onto the highway. Efforts were still underway Friday to remove that cargo and the truck wreckage. During...

Transportation Commission awards $12.8 million in highway contracts

Transportation Commission awards $12.8 million in highway contracts

Date: 03/23/2015 

Contracts totaling $12.8 million for six highway projects around the state, including two to be funded with revenue from the fuel tax increase, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its March meeting in Cheyenne. Cheyenne’s Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries won the largest of the contracts with a bid of $3.2 million for improvements to nearly 4 miles of US 26 (Valley Road) in Torrington. The work will include isolated concrete slab replacement, milling off deteriorating pavement and replacing it with a new layer of asphalt. Lighting upgrades also are planned and sidewalks...

Wyoming residents continue to express high satisfaction with WYDOT

Wyoming residents continue to express high satisfaction with WYDOT

Date: 03/16/2015 

Eight out of 10 Wyoming residents are satisfied with WYDOT’s stewardship of the state’s transportation system, according to a telephone survey completed by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming. WYSAC interviewed 1,004 adult Wyoming residents between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19, and 80 percent of them expressed overall satisfaction with WYDOT’s stewardship of the statewide transportation system. Three percent said they were dissatisfied, and 17 percent were neutral on the question. The 80 percent overall satisfaction rating was statistically unchanged from the results of a...

WYDOT, DWS collaborating to provide travel information for workers

WYDOT, DWS collaborating to provide travel information for workers

Date: 03/11/2015 

WYDOT and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) are collaborating to make it easier for workers to stay abreast of travel conditions. Employers now have the opportunity to display customized road and weather information on large television monitors or other devices placed prominently at work sites to provide employees with regularly updated road condition reports to help them make informed travel decisions WYDOT will provide road and weather reports tailored to workplace locations, and DWS will assist employers who need to acquire and install display equipment. The travel information...

Transportation Commission awards $29.5 million in contracts

Transportation Commission awards $29.5 million in contracts

Date: 02/23/2015 

Contracts totaling $29.5 million for eight projects around the state, including two to be funded through increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its February meeting in Cheyenne. Nearly 7 miles of I-25, from the Bull Creek bridge south of Buffalo to the I-90 Interchange north of Buffalo, will be improved under a contract won by Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Mont., which submitted the low bid of $16.3 million. The work will include cracking and compacting the deteriorating concrete pavement, which dates back to the late 1960s, and using that...

Two 10-cent fuel tax projects included in $32 million in highway contracts awarded

Two 10-cent fuel tax projects included in $32 million in highway contracts awarded

Date: 01/20/2015 

Contracts totaling nearly $32.5 million for five highway projects around the state, including two to be funded through the state’s fuel tax increase, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its January meeting in Cheyenne. The largest of the contracts went to Casper’s Hedquist Construction, which submitted the low bid of $16 million for improvements to 3.33 miles of Interstate 25 in Casper from north of the Poplar Street Interchange to north of the Wardwell Road Interchange. Deteriorating pavement will be ground off and replaced with a new layer of asphalt, bridges will be...

Transportation Commission awards $12.2 million in highway contracts

Transportation Commission awards $12.2 million in highway contracts

Date: 04/29/2015 

Contracts totaling $12.2 million for 10 highway projects around the state, including one made possible by increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its April meeting in Cheyenne. Sletten Construction Co. of Great Falls, Mont., won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $4 million to build a new bridge over the Shoshone River near the Willwood Diversion Dam midway between Cody and Powell. The existing bridge passes over the top of the dam and is a single lane. The new bridge will be built about 100 yards downstream and will be wide enough...

Multiple crashes occur in whiteout on I-90

Multiple crashes occur in whiteout on I-90

Date: 01/08/2015 

Strong winds and falling snow created whiteout conditions Thursday on Interstate 90 about 11 miles south of Sheridan, where crashes occurred involving approximately 23 vehicles, including five tractor-trailer rigs. No fatalities were reported, but one serious injury and several minor injuries resulted. The crashes closed I-90 beginning at approximately 11:48 a.m. The highway remained closed northbound for more than five hours while crews removed the wreckage. Reopening of the southbound lanes took more than seven hours because fuel had to be removed from a tanker involved in the crash before the...

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