Chip Sealing Projects Will Delay Traffic in June
Written by andrew-rossi on June 9, 2017
If you’re traveling in the region in upcoming weeks, you may want to add a few minutes to your expected commute time.
Wyoming Department of Transportation chip sealing crews kicked off their summer work season this week with chip sealing north of Thermopolis and west of Ten Sleep. Drivers should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes, and pilot cars will control speeds through the chip-sealing zone.
Beginning next week, weather permitting, chip sealing is scheduled on Highway 16/20 north of Worland on June 12th and 13th, and when that project is complete, the crew is scheduled to move up the road between Manderson and Basin for two days. The weather-dependent schedule calls for WYDOT to begin sealing an eight mile section between Greybull and Basin June 19th and 20th.
Other roads scheduled for chip sealing by WYDOT maintenance crews include Highway 14 east of Shell June 21-22; between Deaver and Garland on June 26; between Willwood and Powell on June 27; between Cody and Powell on June 28; between Cody and Meeteetse on June 29; and on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway July 10-12.
WYDOT spokesman Cody Beers says crews will be working during the days and into the nights, and safe driving and safe work operations are very important throughout these projects.