Wind River Canyon Delays Today
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 7, 2017
If you’re traveling south out of the Big Horn Basin today, time your route so you don’t have to wait two hours to travel through the Wind River Canyon.
A closure of the highway through the canyon will happen between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. According to a release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, the closure is intended to help a contractor successfully and safely bring a large rock off the canyon wall to the edge of the highway.
Work began Monday, Dec 4, with drilling and preparation of the site for blasting with explosives. WYDOT resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis says drivers should expect 15-minute stop times through Friday morning.
Tharp says the road may close again if all the rock does not come down during the first blast.