Wyoming Department of Transportation

Construction report for Sept. 23 UW game

September 21, 2017

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Fans traveling to the University of Wyoming football game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors this Saturday, Sept. 23, should expect the following activities and/or construction projects: 

In the city of Laramie: 

  • Grand Avenue remains closed between 15th Street and 12th Street due to a City of Laramie water project. The Grand Avenue/15th Street intersection is open to traffic. Traffic will be detoured to Reynolds Street and then 22nd Street on the north side of town or on Russell Street/Spring Creek Drive on the south side of town.
  • The 15th Street Bridge over Interstate 80 remains open to one-way alternating traffic.
  • 3rd Street is reduced to one lane in each direction between Flint Street (near the Safeway Plaza) and Baker Street. Harney Street is also closed between 3rd and 4th Streets. The work is related to the Harney Street Bridge project.
  • Cedar Street on the west side of Laramie is closed to through traffic between Curtis Street and Cedar Street, also relating to the Harney Street project.
  • The 2017 Wyoming Buddy Walk is in Washington Park Saturday morning, and there may be increased traffic in that area.
  • The 2017 Hometown Hero 5k by Laramie GM is scheduled Saturday morning beginning near East Armory Road and 30th Street.

From Cheyenne to Laramie:

  • Westbound, drivers will encounter lane closures on I-80 in the vicinity of the I-25/I-80 interchange.
  • Eastbound, drivers will encounter lane closures at the bridge over the UPRR near RM 346.
  • The eastbound I-80 bridge over the UPRR and Lincolnway at RM 359 near Cheyenne is also under an ongoing lane closure.
  • Eastbound, construction is taking place between the Central Avenue and Archer interchanges in Cheyenne.
  • The driving lane of the I-80 bridge over Walterscheid Boulevard in Cheyenne (near the Central Avenue exit) remains closed due to a collision Sept. 8.

From Casper to Laramie:

  • No construction activities, but drivers should be aware of detours in the city of Laramie.

From Rawlins/Carbon County to Laramie:

  • No construction activities, but drivers should be aware of detours in the city of Laramie.
  • WYO 130 over the Snowy Range remains open. **Snowfall is forecast in the Snowy Range over the weekend**
  • WYO 70 over the Sierra Madre remains open. **A rain/snow mix and/or snowfall is forecast in the Sierra Madre over the weekend**

From Fort Collins to Laramie:

  • No construction activities, but drivers should be aware of detours in the city of Laramie.

As with all events, drivers should use caution during higher periods of traffic. If you drink, always designate a sober driver. Go Cowboys! 

For information about this news release, contact WYDOT District 1 public information specialist Matt Murphy at 307-745-2142.