Chief Joseph Repairs Beginning Soon | Big Horn Basin Media

Repairs to Begin Soon on Chief Joseph

Written by on July 31, 2018

The Chief Joseph Highway will soon undergo repairs that should offer a permanent fix to the landslide that began last April and moved again this spring.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission just awarded a $5.5 million contract to Oftedal Construction of Casper, to add 280,000 cubic yards of material at the bottom of the slide to stabilize it.
The material will counterbalance the slide to prevent it from moving. Crews will also replace guardrail and repair portions of the road that the slide damaged.
Currently the road is down to one lane of travel. The contract completion date for Highway 296 is June 30th of next year.

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