Transportation Commission awards $33 million in contracts in October

Construction crews will resurface a section of Interstate 80 between Sinclair and Walcott Junction to improve the road surface. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland, a $7.3 million contract for the work in Carbon County. The commission awarded that and nine other projects totaling $33 million at its recent meeting in October. For the I-80 work,...

WYDOT will continue to follow statewide snowplow priority plan

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) faces a tight budget this year and will strictly follow its plan for winter road maintenance. That means crews will still plow the roads but they may remain snowy. Road shoulders also may not get plowed immediately and crews may have to get to those sections later or the next day. WYDOT will also continue to use road traction materials such as salt and...

Multi-year project to bring more truck parking to I-80 begins this week

RAWLINS — The Wyoming Department of Transportation is working to bring additional winter semitruck parking and other safety improvements to Interstate 80, with a major project scheduled to begin this week. WYDOT’s I-80 Winter Freight project will bring nearly 100 new semitruck parking spaces to both the Fort Steele Rest Area about 7 miles east of Sinclair (mile marker 228) and at the Quealy Dome truck...

Department adjusting intersection control to help left turns during peak times

CASPER – On Monday, Nov. 2, motorists turning left from eastbound CY Avenue onto northbound Poplar Street will have a better, and safer, way of doing so. WYDOT will begin restricting the left turn phase of the traffic signal during weekdays after school and through the evening commute. This means that during these times, traffic will not see a flashing yellow arrow signaling a permissive left turn...

WYDOT reminds residents, businesses to avoid placing signs in rights-of-way

LARAMIE, Wyo. —The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind residents, businesses and elected officials to keep all signs and advertisements out of WYDOT rights-of-way. WYDOT understands communities affected by the Mullen Fire are using signs as a way to express gratitude to deserving firefighters, and local campaigns are ramping up efforts ahead of a fast-approaching election. However,...