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Crews reopen Chief Joseph Scenic Highway after major blizzard

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  Wyoming Department of Transportation crews were able to fully open Wyoming 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway) about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Heavy snow and blowing snow closed the highway Saturday, Dec. 17. Using a snow blower, WYDOT began attempting to reopen the 45-mile mountain highway between Wyoming 120, north of Cody, and the Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212). "We made it to Sunlight Creek bridge at 12:30...

WHP Release: HIGH WIND CLOSURES ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY

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Despite sections of Wyoming highways being closed to light and high profile vehicles, many motorists are not heeding the closures with crashes resulting statewide. As wind speeds are exceeding 60 mph in certain parts of Wyoming, many highways have been closed to light and high profile vehicles to avoid those vehicles becoming a hazard to themselves and other motorists. Despite the closures, motorists...

Commission awards $14 million in highway contracts in December

Construction crews will be repairing a section of CY Avenue in Casper and US 20/26/87 near Evansville in Natrona County this spring. The Wyoming Transportation Commission during its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8 awarded the mill and overlay contracts to Knife River of Cheyenne, which was the lowest bidder. The contracts were two of seven the commission awarded totaling $14 million. For the $3.4 million...

Work continues on North Sheridan Interchange project

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Construction will continue on the new interchange on I-90 north of Sheridan during the winter months. The work is part of the $46.4 million North Sheridan Interchange Project, which consists of replacing the existing interchange with a new diamond interchange about a mile north on I-90. The work will also include realigning Decker Road and reconstructing North Main Street. The Wyoming Transportation...

Wyoming roads ready for increased traffic for UW game Saturday

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is ready for the increase in traffic going to Saturday’s University of Wyoming football game for the Mountain West Conference championship. No delays are anticipated for motorists due to construction or maintenance on I-80, WYO 287, WYO 487, WYO 34 and US 30, which are the routes drivers can use to get to Laramie. WYDOT is partnering with the University of Wyoming...