Wyoming Department of Transportation

Reason Foundation report ranks Wyoming’s highway system most cost-effective

Wyoming’s highway system is ranked the best performing and most cost-effective in the nation in a report issued by a nonpartisan organization that conducts public policy research. The Reason Foundation’s 21st Annual Highway Report bases its rankings on 2012 data comparing states’ spending per mile of road for construction, maintenance and administration, the condition of rural and urban interstate...

Transportation commission awards $29 million in contracts

Contracts totaling $29.2 million for 15 projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its September meeting in Cheyenne. Oftedal Construction of Casper won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $9.96 million to build a 1,500-foot-long retaining wall below US 26-89 immediately southwest of the new Snake River Bridge south of Hoback Junction. The highway...

Aeronautics Commission scheduled to meet Sept. 24-26 in Laramie

The Wyoming Aeronautics Commission will meet in Laramie Sept. 24-26 in conjunction with the Wyoming Airport Operators Association (WAOA) Fall Conference. The commissioners will attend WAOA conference events beginning Sept. 24, and then convene for their regular quarterly meeting on Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m., or immediately following the close of the WAOA conference. The meeting in the Gold Room of the...

Togwotee project competing for national awards

WYDOT’s reconstruction of US 26-287 between Dubois and Moran Junction is one of 10 projects selected to compete for two awards given for the nation’s best transportation projects. One of the awards is being decided by online voting, and the Wyoming project currently sits in eighth place in the voting that will continue until Oct. 24. The 10 finalists received the highest overall scores during four...

Adopt-A-Highway program celebrates 25th anniversary

Wyoming’s Adopt-A-Highway program is celebrating 25 years of helping keep the view from the state’s highways clean, and saluting the volunteers around the state who participate, particularly the 11 groups that have been cleaning since the beginning. The Cheyenne Sunrise Lions Club, Cheyenne Frontier Lions Club, Casper Mountain Lions Club, Bethel Baptist Church of Casper, Alpine Ladies League, Jackson...