Wyoming Department of Transportation

Commission awards $35 million in highway contracts in November

Motorists traveling on I-80 will soon see improvements to the road surface in several areas on the western side of the state. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded a $14.7 million mill and overlay contract for 10 miles of work between Lyman and Granger Junction, and a $7 million mill and overlay contract for 12 miles of work between Rock Springs and Rawlins during its Nov. 17 meeting. The commission...

WYDOT opens new section of WYO 59 near Gillette on Nov. 4

Traffic is now open on a newly relocated 4-mile section of WYO 59 north of Gillette, near Eagle Butte Coal Mine. The Wyoming Department of Transportation opened the road to traffic at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. WYDOT closed the old section from the Dry Fork Station to Little River Road also on Nov. 4. Motorists traveling south on WYO 59 will be rerouted onto the new section near the Dry Fork Station....

WYDOT starts customer satisfaction survey calls

The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to know how the public feels about how the department is performing. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming will start calling Wyoming residents this Thursday, asking them to complete a customer satisfaction survey for WYDOT. WYDOT wants to let the public know that the calls are legitimate and at no time will any personal information...

WYDOT’s website may be unavailable 9 p.m. Nov. 7 until 8 a.m. Nov. 8

WYDOT’s website may be unavailable from 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 until about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. WYDOT’s 511 Travel Information Service website is not expected to be affected by the outage. WYDOT apologizes for any inconvenience the outage causes.

WYDOT reopens Fort Steele rest area

Motorists traveling on I-80 between Rawlins and Laramie will now be able to access the Fort Steele rest area. The Wyoming Department of Transportation reopened the Fort Steele rest area on Tuesday. Earlier this year, WYDOT closed the rest area due to a main water pump failure. That and other mechanical issues have now been fixed. WYDOT also has two operators in place who have the certifications to...