WYO 70 over Battle Pass to close for winter season

LARAMIE, Wyo. —Highway 70 over Battle Pass in the Sierra Madres has officially closed for the season.  Wyoming Department of Transportation crews in Baggs and Saratoga decided weather forecasts and current road conditions warranted closing the section of WYO 70.  WYO 70 through Battle Pass (mile markers 27-50) closed Tuesday due to strong winds as well as drifting and blowing snow. WYDOT crews in Saratoga...

Parsley Bridge open to live traffic

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Crews with Reiman, Corp. and the Wyoming Department of Transportation have opened the Parsley Bridge to live traffic. Numerous hits in the past have caused several closures and frequent repairs to the bridge. The new bridge has an increased clearance height above Interstate 80 which should mitigate future collisions and closures at this location.  Due to weather and material delays...

Transportation Commission awards $22.76 million in contracts in November

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded $22.76 million in contracts for seven Wyoming Department of Transportation construction projects during its November 17 business meeting. The commission awarded an almost $12 million bid to Cheyenne-based Simon Contractors for a project that involves paving, concrete work, milling and other work on more than seven miles of both eastbound...

Increase in sign theft seen in southeast Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation has noticed an increase in sign theft over the last year. More signs have been reported stolen each year, with common targets including the ‘Welcome to Wyoming’ or ‘Entering Wyoming’ signs. Other signs such as stop signs, traffic signs, and road signs have continued to be stolen as well. Stolen signs can lead to crashes and can pose dangerous...

WYDOT Produces Crosswalk Safety Video

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation has produced a new safety video about the proper use of crosswalks.  The 3 ½ minute video titled “Crosswalk Safety” can be found on WYDOT’s YouTube Channel WYDOT Videos.    A link to the video was provided to all Wyoming schools through the Wyoming Department of Education.  Though geared towards young people, the video contains helpful information...