WYDOT reminds communities to avoid pushing snow into state highways

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SHERIDAN, Wyo – The Wyoming Department of Transportation is issuing a reminder that it is a violation of state law to push snow on state roadways. WYDOT has received many reports this month across northeast Wyoming of people pushing snow into the traffic lanes of state highways. State statute 35-10-401 (b) stipulates whoever, in any manner, wrongfully obstructs any public highway, or injures any bridge,...

WYDOT warns residents against pushing snow into right-of-way

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In light of recent winter snow storms, The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind landowners and residents of the dangers of pushing snow out into highways and roadways. Pushing accumulated and shoveled snow out onto highways and roadways creates an obstruction on the road, which is a violation of the law. According to state statute 35-10-401, anyone who obstructs a public road or...

Wyoming Transportation Commission to meet Jan. 18

Jan. 16: There is a correction to the below release:  The Transportation Commission will also be meeting in person at 5300 Bishop Blvd, WYDOT University, I-80 Room. All other information, including Zoom links and agenda details, remains the same.  For more information, visit the Commission website ____________________________________________ The Wyoming Transportation Commission will meet Thursday,...

New Year’s law enforcement operation yields 8 DUIs, 29 speeding citations

A Fremont County multi-agency impaired driving enforcement operation during the New Year’s holiday weekend resulted in 200 traffic stops, eight arrests of impaired drivers, and 29 speeding citations. While the Fremont County DUI Task Force prioritizes impaired driving, officers, deputies and troopers issued 29 citations for other offenses, and law enforcement officers made 15 other arrests, including...

UPGRADE WORK SET TO BEGIN ON CASPER’S POPLAR STREET JANUARY 2

CASPER, Wyo. – Utility work is set to begin on a portion of Poplar Street (WYO 220) in Casper the week of Jan. 2 as another major upgrade to the aging road gets underway in 2024. This work is the first phase of an overall project rehabilitating Poplar Street between Collins and the river, or about three-tenths of one mile. Crews with Oftedal Construction will begin by upgrading underground utilities...

Wagonhound Rest Area on I-80 to temporarily close for repairs

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Wagonhound Rest Area west of Laramie near mile marker 267 on Interstate 80 will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, January 2nd due to water line repairs. The closure will begin in the morning on Tuesday. Contractors will be performing repairs throughout the day. The closure is anticipated to only last one day. Facilities will be closed to the public, while parking will remain available....