Road Project Slows Traffic North of Thermopolis

Written by on April 23, 2019

Minimal traffic delays are expected during a road project north of Thermopolis this week.

Construction of a left-turn lane and mailbox turnouts is scheduled to resume this week. When complete, the project is expected to improve highway safety through the busy rural area in Hot Springs County.

Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis said the contractor’s work schedule calls for dirt and pipe work this spring, followed by mid-June paving and chip sealing near the end of June.

The project involves just over a half mile of Highway 20 and 789 about five miles north of Thermopolis. Tharp says drivers should expect minimal traffic delays, but reduced speed limits, during project working hours – and because this project is being built through a long curve in the highway, she is asking drivers to please slow down and watch out for project workers.


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