US 14/16/20 road-opening work complete west of Cody near Yellowstone

May 1, 2019

US14-16-20SnowRemoval4-19.jpgAnnual spring opening road work on US 14/16/20 between Pahaska and the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park is complete, and the highway opened for the spring and summer on Wednesday morning, May 1.

The opening of two miles of US 14/16/20 highway between Pahaska and Yellowstone is dependent upon favorable weather. This stretch of highway is closed annually west of Pahaska due to the limited amount traffic; the stretch of highway has traditionally been a popular winter recreation area for cross-country skiers and people with snowmobiles.

"This is the normal time of the year for WYDOT's road-opening operations to take place," said WYDOT maintenance foreman Jim Berry of Cody.

Following the annual opening of the two-mile stretch between Pahaska and Yellowstone's East Gate, WYDOT maintenance workers shift their focus to annual road-opening operations of U.S. 14A east of Lovell in the Bighorn Mountains. US 14A usually opens for the spring and summer by Memorial Day weekend.

For information about this news release, contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers at (307) 431-1803.