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With the millions of dollars needed to build a single wildlife overpass, why even bother with such expensive infrastructure? Wyoming Game and Fish director Angi Bruce recently answered that question on the agency’s website. While both Game and Fish WYDOT are hedging their bets and budgets on wildlife overpasses, they acknowledge that building these structures…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be forced to make tough decisions amidst a tight budget and one of those will be a different process of road plowing. The roads will still get plowed, but it the surface may stay snowier for longer.  Tactics such as magnesium, salt, and chloride will all still be used…

The recent cold weather slowed things down, but Phase 2 of the Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project is still moving forward and on track to stay on schedule. Cody Beers, WYDOT Public Relations Specialist, says the recent sub-zero temperatures delayed their efforts a few days. Forecasts call for consistently higher temperatures this week and beyond, so…

WYDOT plans to close part of the Beartooth Highway Saturday due to snow predicted in the forecast. US 212 will close from the Long Lake barricade to the Montana/Wyoming line at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Snow and wind are predicted during this time. For the time this 24 mile stretch of highway is closed,…

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…

As progress on the $4.93 million-dollar Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project moves forward, work enters the night grinding stage. Starting next Monday, September 21, concrete grinding will begin between 14th and 15th Streets on side of Sheridan, and Beck and Alger Avenues on the other. The hours for this work will be between 9 PM and…

The work resumes and continues. It’s now 1 week into Phase 2 of the Sheridan Avenue Rehabilitation project, and the results are speaking for themselves. The Alger Avenue Intersection with 17th Street reopens today, while the Beck Avenue Intersection at 17th will simultaneously close.  The work continues crawling along – concrete slab replacement, curb and gutter,…

Worland is next for a thorough coating of thermoplastic. Starting this Wednesday, August 19th, WYDOT will be on Big Horn Avenue in Worland to apply a coat of thermoplastic pavement markings. It’s the first stop in a number of pavement-marking projects throughout northwest and central Wyoming. Every community in the region will be affected at…


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