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Beartooth Highway

With winter on the horizon, the Beartooth Highway partially closes this Friday, effectively closing U.S. 212 for the rest of 2021. The Beartooth Highway – U.S. 212 – is one of the many signs of summer in northwest Wyoming. Its opening and closure bookend the increasingly busy tourism season in the region, and 2021 is…

Construction continues on the $27 million bridge spanning the Beartooth Highway, part of the effort to improve the experience for people and wildlife. Shoshone National Forest is sharing images of the ongoing construction along the Beartooth Highway. They show the success and immense scale of the project. The bridge’s construction will improve the safety of…

The Robertson Draw is far from contained, but its growth has slowed – and now the fight to stop its spread is more directly affecting Cody and Park County. As of Sunday, June 20, the Robertson Draw Fire has grown to 29,437 acres and is 13% contained. InciWeb confirms the fire is “human-caused,” but the…

Northwest Wyoming will soon become much more traversable, as two mountain passes open Thursday and should stay open for Memorial Day – weather permitting. While summer has arrived in many Wyoming tourist communities, winter keeps its grip on the high mountains. After weeks of plowing and preparation, both the Beartooth Pass and U.S. Highway 14A…

Park County Search and Rescue is always quick to respond to emergency calls, but safety begins with common sense, awareness, and following traffic signs. The Park County Search and Rescue Team’s latest call took them to the Beartooth Highway to save two stranded motorists. It was a close call, but one that never should’ve happened.…

WYDOT plans to close part of the Beartooth Highway Saturday due to snow predicted in the forecast. US 212 will close from the Long Lake barricade to the Montana/Wyoming line at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Snow and wind are predicted during this time. For the time this 24 mile stretch of highway is closed,…

WYDOT is making progress on the dramatic, multi-million-dollar projects on the Chief Joseph and Beartooth Highways. Both projects are far from completion but are important improvements to ensure the roadways remain functional for the discernible future. Dead Indian Pass Slide project on WY 296, which has a budget of $5.7 million, has been underway since…

Work will soon begin on the Beartooth Highway. A project overview was released by Missouri River Contractors, the company contracted by WYDOT, Yellowstone National Park, and Shoshone National Forest to undertake WY TIG 212 (9) – a rather intense construction project on the Beartooth Highway this summer. The project consists of: Constructing a new 400-foot…

The Beartooth Highway is open for 2020. After another winter of intense snowfall, the Beartooth Highway is once again open for travel. Managing the road is the joint responsibility of many agencies. Every spring, the Montana Department of Transportation plows the road to the Montana/Wyoming border. The National Park Service plows the road from Wyoming,…

Millions of dollars are going into a Chief Joseph Highway improvement project. A moderately sized but expensive repair project will be undertaken to make some slide repairs on a section of WYO 296, along with a stabilization of the area and fixing a dip in the road. Condon-Johnsons & Associates Inc, a contracting company based…


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