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The impact of this week’s intense winter weather is enormous – major Wyoming highways were closed, communities isolated, and tourists unable to travel. Wyoming was hammered by unseasonably snowy weather earlier this week. And, based on W.Y.D.O.T.’s Travel Information Map, it shut down a significant portion of Wyoming on Tuesday and well into Wednesday. The…

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…

W.Y.D.O.T. is ready to begin another set of improvements on the Chief Joseph Highway, which means a few weeks of short delays and single-lane traffic. The Chief Joseph Highway (Wyoming Highway 296) is due for another set of repairs. This time, work will commence in the Paint Creek Canyon. W.Y.D.O.T. has established a 300-foot work…

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 –…

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…

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…

W.Y.D.O.T. has a different driver safety message for Wyoming drivers – if you get a text about “license waiver validation,” it’s not legit. A new phishing scam has appeared in Wyoming. This time, scammers are convincingly mimicking W.Y.D.O.T. to get money from drivers. Drivers across the state are receiving a text message from scammers, which…

If you want to hear and speak about future W.Y.D.O.T. projects in the Bighorn Basin, a series of public meetings is the best chance you have to have your say. A series of annual public meetings are scheduled to address future highway improvement projects in northwest Wyoming, and a self-guided online meeting to allow citizens…

A truck arrestor saved several lives on U.S. Highway 16 in Wyoming after a bentonite-carrying semi-truck was stopped quickly and safely on its way to Buffalo. W.Y.D.O.T. reports a five-axle flatbed semi-truck lost control while traveling down U.S. Highway 16. The driver utilized the truck arrestor (or catch-net system) installed along the Wyoming mountain highway…

Chip sealing is scheduled this week on a portion of U.S. 14/16/20 west of Cody, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation District 5 public relations specialist Cody Beers. Beers discussed the work Tuesday morning on KODI’s “Speak Your Piece with Darian Dudrick.” Crews will be working from the city limits (near Stampede Park), through the…


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