WYDOT Work on Dead Indian Pass Starts July 6th

Written by on June 15, 2020

Ready for another regional WYDOT project?

Another flurry of construction is set to begin July 6th at Dead Indian Pass, part of the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway on Wyoming Route 296. This is the Dead Indian Pass Slide repair project, which will include some drilling of the slide area just east of the scenic overlook at the top of the pass. This means traffic control – likely to be handled with portable traffic signals – and detour construction during the entirety of the project, which is expected to be finished – minus some chip sealing – before the end of 2020. So, expect some traffic delays when travelling that way.

As is customary before a project of this scale and potential disturbance, WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers will be hosting an informational meeting on the Dead Indian Pass Slide repair. It will be held on Thursday, June 25th at 1 pm at the Chief Joseph RV Park parking lot in front of the on-site store, which is closed for the 2020 summer season. If you plan to attend, bring a lawn chair and be prepared for social distancing.

This is one of several significant projects along the Chief Joseph and Beartooth Highways planned for Summer 2020. Anyone with an interest in the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway – or its impact on the economy of Cody and Park County – is encouraged to attend.


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