Wyoming Department of Transportation

Section of US 287 south of Lander moved to 70 mph speed limit

A 2-mile section of US 287 south of Lander has been moved to the new 70 mph statutory speed limit set by the 2016 Legislature. The higher speed limit is now in effect on a total of 3,411 miles of highway. Drivers can see on which highways the new limit is in effect by going to WYDOT's 511 Travel Information Service map, which is being updated as signing is completed on each new section. Exempted from...

Aeronautics Commission to meet Sept. 14-16 in Cheyenne

The Wyoming Aeronautics Commission will attend the Wyoming Airport Operators Association Annual Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15, and then conduct its quarterly business meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, both in Cheyenne. Commission members will attend the conference Wednesday evening and all day on Thursday in the Wyoming Room A/B of the Little America Hotel and Resort at 2800 W....

WYDOT receives grant for connected vehicle program on I-80

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has been awarded a grant from the U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) to continue its innovative deployment of connected vehicle technology on the I-80 corridor. The I-80 corridor in Wyoming is one of only three locations around the nation to participate in the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. Interstate 80, which reaches its highest...

Pine Bluffs rest area on I-80 closed for repairs

The Pine Bluffs rest area on I-80 will close on Monday so crews can perform curb and gutter repairs to the sidewalk and parking lot. The rest area, which is just before the Nebraska border, will need to be closed so crews have room to work and to give the concrete a chance to dry. The rest area is expected to reopen in about a week. The Fort Steele rest area on I-80 is also closed and crews are working...

Tow plows to clear highways in Douglas, Gillette, Patrick Draw and Riverton areas this winter

WYDOT is adding tow plows to its maintenance fleet to improve the efficiency of snow plowing on highways in the Douglas, Gillette, Patrick Draw and Riverton areas this winter. Tow plows are towed behind standard snowplows, enabling a single truck to do the work of two trucks. Two of the plows have been clearing highways in the Casper area since 2014. The trailer-mounted, 26-foot-wide plows allow a...