Motorists, outdoor recreationists should expect delays as road, bridge work begins on I-80 Summit interchange

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Travelers planning to access trailheads or rest area facilities using the Happy Jack Road exit on Interstate 80 should start expecting potential delays as road work begins Tuesday, weather permitting. Contractors will be completing bridge rehabilitation work to the structure that connects motorists from I-80 to the Summit Rest Area and WYO 210 (Happy Jack Road) at exit 323. Additionally,...

WYO 70 opens in time for Memorial Day Weekend

SARATOGA, Wyo. — WYO 70 through the Sierra Madres is open for the summer season. Motorists — including bicyclists and motorcyclists — should stay alert as they travel through the mountain pass. Snow melt can freeze on roadways overnight, and some slick spots may remain during the day. Additionally, snow drifts are tall enough in some places to fully or partially cover signs that indicate upcoming steep...

US 14A spring opening scheduled at noon Thursday, May 21

The annual spring opening of US 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will occur prior to Memorial Day weekend this year at noon Thursday, May 21. The opening of US 14A is dependent upon favorable weather. "Drivers are encouraged to drive safely and buckle up," said Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance foreman Jason Fleming of Lovell. For current road conditions, call 511 or wyoroad.info....

Transportation Commission awards $19 million in contracts in May

Construction crews will make slide repairs to a section of WYO 296, Chief Joseph Highway, that will stabilize the area and repair a dip in the road. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Condon-Johnson & Associates Inc., of Oakland, California, a $5.7 million contract for the work. The commission awarded that and six other contracts during its recent meeting. For the WYO 296 work, crews will...

WYDOT performs maintenance on tunnels 

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will be cleaning and sweeping the Green River tunnels starting today, Monday, May 18. Work will begin on the eastbound tunnel and move to the westbound tunnel upon completion. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane through the duration of the work zone. Speeds will also be reduced to 45 miles per hour while crews are working in the tunnels.  In addition...