WYDOT Asks Wyoming Residents To Weigh In on Future Roadwork
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 10, 2021
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 costs for over 550 Wyoming transportation projects.
W.Y.D.O.T. released this video detailing S.T.I.P. and how the public can get involved:
Much of the work planned for W.Y.D.O.T. District 5 – which covers the entire Bighorn Basin – is costly but relatively mundane.
The most common W.Y.D.O.T. “project” is pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. While seemingly boring, many pavement projects will cost millions of dollars to complete.
Some of the future projects in the Bighorn Basin include:
- Drainage repair and safety improvements in the tunnels at the Buffalo Bill Dam later this year
- Stabilizing slopes and installing a guardrail on U.S. Highway 20 near Thermopolis in 2022
- Various environmental improvements along highways in Big Horn and Washakie Counties
- A bridge replacement as the Wyoming/Montana state line near Frannie