Wyoming Department of Transportation

WYDOT continues to accept applications for authorized travel program

Motorists who need permission to travel on sections of closed highways when conditions allow can sign up for the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Authorized Travel (WAT) program. WYDOT began accepting applications for the 2017-2018 season in September. Motorists who signed up for previous travel seasons and received approval will need to reapply for this season. “We only close roads when it’s...

Transportation Commission awards $22.9 million in highway contracts in November

Motorists will soon have a second way of getting in and out of Bar Nunn. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded 71 Construction, of Casper, a $6.8 million contract to construct a new interchange at Bar Nunn during its meeting in November. The commission awarded that and nine other contracts totaling $22.9 million. For the Bar Nunn project, the new interchange will provide a second access to...

WYDOT demos new safety communication technology for vehicles

Vehicles in Wyoming equipped with new communication technology will soon help make Interstate 80 safer for travelers. The Wyoming Department of Transportation, the University of Wyoming and their partners demonstrated the new connected vehicle technology recently in Cheyenne to show how vehicles and roadside units can communicate road information and alerts to other motorists in near real-time time....

Wyoming Transportation Commission to meet Nov. 16

The Wyoming Transportation Commission will meet for its regular business meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. The purpose of the business meeting is to address and vote upon, when appropriate, the topics noted on the attached meeting agenda. The business meeting will be at WYDOT Headquarters, 5300 Bishop Boulevard, in Cheyenne. An education session is also planned following the business meeting....

Transportation Commission awards $28 million in highway contracts in October

Motorists will soon experience a smoother ride along a section of Interstate 80 near Rawlins. The Wyoming Department of Transportation awarded Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, a $6.5 million pavement resurfacing contract at its meeting in October. The commission awarded that and eight other contracts totaling $ 28 million. For the I-80 work, crews will resurface about 13 miles in the eastbound lane...