Wyoming Department of Transportation

WYDOT closes more alpine passes for the winter

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed three mountain passes in the state because of snowy weather conditions. WYDOT closed US 14A, which is between Burgess Junction and Lovell, on Tuesday, Nov. 29 because of blowing and drifting snow, which caused poor visibility. On Monday, Nov. 28, WYDOT officials closed Battle Pass (WYO 70) and Snowy Range (WYO 130) because of snowy conditions. “It’s winter...

Tips for staying prepared when driving in the winter

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When motorists head out for either a short or long trip, they need to make sure they’re prepared now that the winter months are here. Some of the ways motorists can be prepared include having an emergency kit in their vehicles, making sure their tires are properly inflated, making sure their tire treads are still good and keeping the gas tank full. Emergency kits should contain such items as water,...

WYDOT seeks input from the public

There’s still time for people to tell the Wyoming Department of Transportation how they feel the department is performing. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming is currently calling Wyoming residents, 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 closes Battle Pass and Snowy Range for the winter

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Two mountain passes in southeastern Wyoming are now closed for the winter. The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed Battle Pass (WYO 70) and Snowy Range (WYO 130) on Monday, Nov. 28 for the season because of snowy conditions. “We got about 2 ½ feet to 3 feet of snow on both passes,” said Tim McGary, district maintenance engineer in Laramie. “Those passes will now be closed until the spring.”...

Aeronautics Commission to meet Dec. 1-2 in Cheyenne

The Wyoming Aeronautics Commission will attend the Wyoming Aviation Capital Improvement Program workshop on Thursday, Dec. 1, and then conduct its business meeting on Friday, Dec. 2, both in Cheyenne. Commission members will attend the annual WACIP workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, and then hold its regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. the following day. The workshop and business meeting will both be held...