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Cody Beers, Public Relations Specialist for WYDOT, spoke about the summer projects that are wrapping up like the Chief Jo Highway bridge improvements, the tunnel lighting project near the Buffalo Bill Dam, the slide project in Crandall, and the road improvements outside of Yellowstone National Park.  He also advised drivers to be careful and visit…

Public Relations Specialist from WYDOT, Cody Beers, spoke about numerous projects going on in and around Cody, including the tunnel lightning project out by the dam, the Shoshone River Bridge project and multiple paving improvement projects.  He also talked about the STIP project and how that will impact WYDOT next year.

On Wednesday, July 19th the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Wyoming Department of Transportation are hosting a celebration to recognize the agency’s 90th anniversary. The event will be held in Thermopolis, Wyoming at the Hot Springs State Park and is open to the public. This family friendly event will have bounce houses, face painting, food and…

Annual public meetings are scheduled in July and August to address future highway and bridge improvement projects in northwest Wyoming. The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process involves annual meetings with public officials and citizens who play key transportation partnership roles in Wyoming, said Wyoming Department of Transportation District Engineer Pete Hallsten, P.E., of Basin.…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind residents about upcoming changes to license plates for light trailers. Starting July 1, owners of light trailers – defined as trailers weighing less than 1,000 lbs. – can purchase a permanent plate for their trailer. Light trailers that are less than six years old would incur a…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation Commission awarded S&S Builders of Cheyenne a $1.4 million contract to retrofit the runaway truck system on US 16 west of Buffalo at mile marker 85.40. Work will begin the week of May 29 and is scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2023. While work is being completed on…

Cody Beers, Public Relations Specialist for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, spoke about how much winter affected the roads in the Cowboy State, especially along the I-80 corridors.  Snowplows had to deal with above-average snow totals combined with 50 MPH winds that causes 6-7 foot drifts.  With manpower down, it was a struggle and put…

There will always be road and highway construction in northwest Wyoming, but since W.Y.D.O.T. has finished major projects in the region, all the work this summer will be smaller in scale with shorter delays and quick completion. W.Y.D.O.T. Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers was the featured speaker at the Cody Club lunch on Monday, March…

Several corporations are pooling over $77,000 towards infrastructure to prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions on a dangerous stretch of Highway 189 near Kemmerer. The WYldlife Fund, a charitable nonprofit partner of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, announced six generous gifts totaling $77,500 from Williams, NextEra Energy Resources, Project West (Ciner), Rocky Mountain Power, Spire Storage, and…

Wyoming Highway Patrol Video of Trooper’s close call on I-80 has gone viral across social media.  WHP shared a video of a dramatic close call on I-80 near Rawlins. The hair-raising video is a stark reminder for drivers to slow down when approaching emergency vehicles.  In the latest winter storm to hit the state of…


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