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UPDATE: WYDOT IS REPORTING THE ROAD IS OPEN AND CLEAR Cody Beers, the public relation specialist for WYDOT, informed KODI about an accident on WY120 between Cody and Meeteetse this morning. The road is extremely slick. WYDOT writes, “Please stay home if you can. A tow truck is on the way, and the road may…

While WYDOT is facing crew shortages throughout the state, District 5 and the Bighorn Basin have been fortunate – they’ve been able to attract qualified employees and keep them. Cody Beers, the public relations specialist for WYDOT, offers insight into some of the agency’s obstacles and goals. “What I would say about working in the…

The season’s first significant snowstorm is on its way, so Wyomingites should anticipate snowy skies, a noticeable drop in temperature, and potentially hazardous driving for the rest of the week. After an unseasonably warm October, the first week of November is eager to cool things off. Over the next several days, a significant portion of…

With winter approaching, W.Y.D.O.T. reminds Wyoming residents of the department’s Snowplow Priority Plan – which means they may find certain routes unplowed during heavy snowstorms. The Snowplow Priority Plan prioritizes plowing efforts on the busiest highways, like interstates, before rural routes. The plan helps to strategize plowing to maximize community connectivity while maintaining cost-effective operations.…

After evaluating current traffic and future growth, the future of Big Horn Avenue could be one with multiple traffic signals and pedestrian crossings flanked by roundabouts on either end. A small but invested crowd gathered in the Cody Middle School commons area on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. This was the first of two public information…

There is another chance for the Cody community to hear the findings, see the facts, and possibly give their input on permanent solutions to keep pedestrians safe and traffic moving on Big Horn Avenue. The Canadian company Stantec Inc. is continuing the Big Horn Avenue Corridor Study, commissioned by the City of Cody. Their objective…

A two-year bridge construction project is underway in Worland, which means residents should take detours and stick to main roads until the project is complete in June 2024. W.Y.D.O.T. announced a two-year project has started to replace three bridges and reconstruct a small piece of Wyoming Highway 433 (West River Road) roadway near Worland. The…

The National Park Service will close the Beartooth Pass – possibly for the season – from the Long Lake barricade to the Montana/Wyoming state line at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 30. The weather forecast calls for three to ten inches of snow by Saturday, October 1,  on U.S. 212 over Beartooth Pass. Therefore, the…

W.Y.D.O.T. has nearly $24 million to construct charging stations in seven Wyoming communities along federal highways as part of the recent federal investment in electric vehicle infrastructure. The Federal Highway Administration announced Tuesday that Wyoming’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (N.E.V.I.) plan has been approved. With that approval, the Fiscal Year 2022 funding for construction has…

Several state and federal agencies collaborated to complete the multi-million dollar Beartooth Highway project, which will improve the safety, environmental impact, and overall experience of one of the main roads to Yellowstone National Park. It was a cold and cloudy day as people gathered at a newly constructed scenic pullout for the Sept. 22 ribbon-cutting…


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