Chief Joseph Slide Meeting Today
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 24, 2018
The Chief Joseph landslide is stabilizing somewhat, but a width restriction remains in place.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is holding a meeting this afternoon with residents of the Sunlight and Crandall areas to talk about a permanent repair to the slide, which is located about 20 miles east of Highway 120, northwest of Cody. The meeting will be held at the Chief Joseph RV Park, formerly the Painter Outpost, at 12:30 today.
Department officials say that WYDOT is working to install portable traffic signals on each end of the slide prior to the Memorial Day weekend. The 12-foot width restriction remains in effect through the Chief Joseph Slide, but the 48,000-pound weight restriction has been removed.
The roadway began sliding on April 19, and single-lane traffic control over the slide area has been in place since then. The slide area is in the same location as a similar slope failure last spring.
Also in attendance at today’s meeting at the Chief Joseph RV Park will be Amy Haas, Shoshone National Forest North Zone Timber Staff/Siviculturist. Haas will present an update on upcoming timber sales related to the Budworm Response Project Environmental Assessment.