Wyoming Department of Transportation

100 Years of Excellence

Casper West Belt Loop opens to traffic

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...

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

  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...

WYO 70 over Battle Pass closed for winter

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...

Transportation Commission awards $26 million in highway contracts

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...

'FAST' legislation will increase federal funding to Wyoming

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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....