Transportation Commission awards $56.5 million in highway contracts in September

Crews will work on a $16.8 million project to repair six bridges and repave a section of road on Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins in Sweetwater County. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Kilgore Co., of Rock Springs, the contract for the work. The commission awarded that and 11 other contracts totaling $56.6 million at its recent meeting. For the work on I-80, crews will mill...

Organ donor task force to gather for first meeting

The Wyoming Organ, Tissue and Eye Donor Task Force will review existing practices for state wide organ donor programs and options for improving donor registration Sept. 25 at the Wyoming Department of Transportation in Cheyenne. The task force will meet 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the I-80 Room of WYDOT’s Training Building, 5300 Bishop Blvd. All meetings are open to the public. The task force was created by...

Fremont County law enforcement officers make 252 traffic stops over Labor Day holiday, arrest seven drunk drivers

A late summer Fremont County multi-agency DUI enforcement operation led to 252 traffic stops and the arrests of seven drunk drivers.   In a three-day operation over the Labor Day Weekend, the focus was on impaired drivers. Fremont County law enforcement officers also issued 71 speeding tickets and 10 seat belt citations. In all, 57 other citations were issued, and 155 warnings were given.    “There...

Williams Street signal on U.S. 85 to be temporarily replaced

CHEYENNE, Wyoming – The “span-wire” style traffic signal on US 85 at Williams Street south of Cheyenne will be replaced with a temporary signal for four months beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19. The change will facilitate the movement of a series of compressor buildings through the Cheyenne area en route to Colorado. WYDOT crews will change out the signal on the morning of Sept. 19. In all, a total of...

USDOT announces another infrastructure grant to airport in Wyoming

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $586 million in airport infrastructure grants as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. It was announced in earlier this summer that $20.6 million will be awarded to 17 airports in Wyoming. This latest...