40-day closure of Main Street/North Federal Boulevard intersection scheduled to begin Monday

A closure of 40 working days is scheduled to begin Monday, July 23, at the Main Street/North Federal Boulevard intersection in Riverton to allow highway improvements to resume at south end of the $13.96 million project. With Monday's closure of Riverton busiest intersection, northbound and southbound traffic on Federal Boulevard will be moved to the new concrete on the east side of Federal Boulevard...

Washakie County law enforcement officers stepping up traffic enforcement during the Sturgis Rally

Washakie County law enforcement officers will place added emphasis on the busy travel week of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.   As part of a statewide enforcement campaign during the rally, Worland Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement Aug. 3-12.   “With the conclusion of the county fair and the increased traffic on US 16,...

Fremont County law enforcement officers make 240 traffic stops over July 4 holiday and arrest two drunk drivers

An early July Fremont County multi-agency DUI enforcement operation led to 240 traffic stops and the arrests of two drunk drivers.   In an 18-hour operation for the July 4 holiday, the focus was on impaired drivers. Fremont County law enforcement officers also issued 40 speeding tickets and three seat belt citations. In all, 53 other citations were issued, and 186 warnings were given.    “The 4th was...

USDOT announces $12.5 million in infrastructure grants to 10 airports in Wyoming

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $659.8 million in Airport Improvement Program grants to 390 airports in 47 States, of which $12.5 Million will be awarded to 10 airports in Wyoming. The grant funding will be administered by the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division. The U.S. transportation...

Forage removal permits required for harvesting hay within state rights-of-way

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is issuing a reminder that citizens wishing to harvest hay from the state rights-of-way must first obtain a forage permit from WYDOT. The forage permit allows permit holders to mow and collect the forage free of charge through to Oct. 1. "This is an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to obtain free livestock forage in this era of high hay prices," said WYDOT...