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W.Y.D.O.T. is traversing the Bighorn Basin to get public input on its ongoing plan to improve over 1,300 miles of highway in northwest Wyoming over the next several years. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has finished its yearly update for its Wyoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. S.T.I.P. is a six-year, fiscally constrained program representing the…

WYDOT and W.H.P. were ready for April 22’s sudden snowstorm, but the biggest issue for troopers and plowers was overly ambitiously, gate-rushing stubborn drivers. Rather than focus on opening the roads, operators had to pull away from plowing and focus on removing vehicles from the road to complete plowing. Troopers responded to stranded motorists who…

W.Y.D.O.T. will soon have the resources needed to make Wyoming roads and highways more amendable to a future of electric vehicles. Wyoming will soon receive nearly four million dollars of federal money for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula. The funds will be expressly used to facilitate electric vehicle infrastructure development, especially charging stations,…

It may not be the whitest of winters, but W.Y.D.O.T. has released its own Top 10 list to keep drivers safe while snowplows are doing their critical work. Wherever winter hits, W.Y.D.O.T. snowplow drivers will be working, even during the worst storms of the season. But while plows make the roads safer, driver safety comes…

As the 2022 Wyoming legislative session approaches, a new bill seeks to define and regulate the not-too-distant future of self-driving vehicles. One of the numerous bills up for debate in the upcoming Wyoming legislative session is Senate File 16. The bill is sponsored by the Joint Transportation, Highways, and Military Affairs Interim Committee. Senate File…

President Biden’s one trillion-dollar infrastructure package means enormous investment in the United States – but what does it mean for Wyoming? After months of negotiation, President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal was passed by the U.S, House of Representatives. The passage is the result of months of debate, amendments, and internal struggle within…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…

Once again, W.Y.D.O.T. is asking Wyoming residents to comment on their long-term plans to improve highways, roads, and driver safety throughout the state. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has finished its yearly update for their Wyoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. S.T.I.P.  is a six-year, fiscally constrained program representing the planned construction, preliminary engineering, and right-of-way…


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