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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…

An incident of vandalism during the Sheridan Avenue Project cost thousands of dollars and days of unnecessary delays to the time-sensitive project. Phase 2 of the Sheridan Avenue Project continues this week, with work switching over to the westbound lanes sometime Wednesday. The contractor, S&S Builders, is capitalizing on the warm, dry weather to move…

WYDOT has completed the asphalt paving on the 6.6 miles of the Cody South Project, with chip sealing of the same stretch of Wyoming 120 set for June 2021. The $5.5 million dollars’ worth of highway improvements stretches between Yellowstone Regional Airport and milepost 74 – the snowplow turnaround south of the Park County Landfill. The WY120…

It’s time to tear up Sheridan once again. August 24th is the official start date of the 2nd phase of the Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project. Its going to be more of the same work Cody was becoming accustomed to until the work stopped for the summer on June 15th.  Concrete “panels” in the road will…

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…

Cody’s next major WYDOT project begins today. Mountain Construction Company of Lovell is the contractor managing the appropriately named Cody South Project – tearing up and refurbishing a 6.8-mile stretch of WY 120 between the WY120/US14/16/20 intersection adjacent to Yellowstone Regional Airport and Milepost 74 near the snowplow turnaround south of the Park County Landfill.…

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…

Thermopolis is next on the docket for an extensive WYDOT construction project. Another $3.3 million dollar highway improvement project that will stretch throughout the entire down begins this May, along a 2.6 mile stretch of US20/WY789. It will start near the Wyoming Department of Transportation office and continuing past the old National Guard Armory on…

Another significant highway improvement began this month, this one between Worland and Ten Sleep. WYDOT announced the commencement of $3.6 million dollars of improvements on 5.2 miles of U.S. Highway 16 between the two towns. The scope of work includes one inch of asphalt pavement leveling, a two-inch asphalt pavement overlay, a chip seal finish,…

It’s construction season, and safety is of paramount importance. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Associated General Contractors are working together to craft a new series of safety rules to keep workers and drivers safe as projects begin to kick into gear this spring. The natural concern is to not contribute to the spread…


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