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Prepare for major roadwork on Sheridan Avenue next year. The Wyoming Department of Transportation will begin a major project on Sheridan Avenue between 10th Street and Stampede Avenue next year. This will be the first major road maintenance on Sheridan Avenue since it was completely rebuilt in the mid-1980s. WYDOT says this project cannot be…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will receive a $14.5 million federal grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a wildlife crossing project north of La Barge in southwest Wyoming. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project will be used for underpasses, fencing and related…

If you’re headed west out of Cody in the next few months, plan an extra 20 minutes of travel time. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has designated three locations in the Bighorn Basin for $664 thousand dollars worth of rock mitigation work – two are in and around the Wind River Canyon, and will involve…

A state legislative panel has rejected the idea of creating a task force to look into potential, long-term funding solutions for Wyoming’s highway system. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted 8-5 Friday against the idea with opponents citing the proposal’s $140,000 cost and a lack of a perceived need.…

New Speed limit drops to 60 mph on two miles of WY120 south of Cody. Results of two years of speed studies are supporting a drop in the speed limit of the Cody south urban limits section of Wyoming 120. Wyoming Department of Transportation sign crew members installed new 60 mph speed limit signs Monday…

New digital message signs and web cameras are coming to northwest Wyoming and the Big Horn Basin. The new locations for the signs include multiple installations in the Big Horn Basin. They will be located as follows–1 mile north of Shoshoni–5 1/2 miles south of Thermopolis near the Wind River Canyon–1 Mile south of Worland–3…

A pre-harvest meeting for Big Horn Basin growers is scheduled for Tuesday–Aug. 20–at the Worland Community Center. The Worland meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.–and a public safety presentation will take place between 11:30 a.m. and noon, according to Barb Pierson of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Frannie Port-Of-Entry. The Worland Community…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that during the 2019 Labor Day holiday–the Thermopolis Police Department will be working overtime to get drunk drivers off the roads and save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign–Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over–runs from Aug. 14th through Sept. 2nd. There will be increased messaging about the dangers of driving…

WYDOT, WHP urge motorists, and motorcyclists to be extra vigilant during Sturgis. With more motorcyclists expected on the roads in the next week, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol want to remind all motorists to be extra vigilant when driving. The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will start this weekend, which means…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is auctioning two “Welcome to Wyoming” signs that were recently found in storage. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the 4-by-8-foot aluminum signs feature an image of the Grand Tetons in the background and the bucking horse and rider logo with the words “Forever West” in the foreground. Joel Meena, the…


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