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End in sight for state’s most expensive road project

By Timothy J. Woods Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — After years of construction, which followed nearly two decades of environmental planning and design, the end of the U.S. Highway 89 construction project south of Jackson is…

WYDOT to reduce speed limit on Teton Pass

JACKSON (WNE) — Pending internal approvals, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is set to reduce the speed limit on Teton Pass from 55 to 45 mph. The proposed change is the result of a speed study that the Teton County…

Canyon accident highlights what might be hectic season for area first-responders

Ambulance crews from both Alpine and Afton worked together to respond to the scene of an accident in the Snake River Canyon on Wednesday evening that shut down traffic and stalled the busy highway for more than four hours. According…

Committee examines fuel tax again

By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Press Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A fuel tax increase is again being considered by the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee to address the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s structural funding…

Freedom bridge will be reduced to one lane during repairs

The following is a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will begin repair work on the Freedom bridge on WYO 239 over the Salt River at mile marker 0.94.  Contract crews will…

Work on Snake River south section will cause pathway closure

JACKSON, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT), along with contract crews from Oftedal will begin work near Game Creek Road to address recent movement in a
slope near the Munger Mountain landslide. It is anticipated that the work and…

Rest area closure causes litter problem for community residents

———– ◆ Wyoming’s open roads are long….. By Cinthia Stimson Douglas Budget Via- Wyoming News Exchange DOUGLAS — No, it’s not a pretty sight –- far from it, in fact. Nearly a dozen piles of darkly-colored human excrement line the…

Thayne rest area to be closed

◆ WYDOT and state looking to cut expenses. The Star Valley rest area, located on U.S. Highway 89 just south of Thayne, will be among 10 rest areas around the state to close. The WYDOT rest area closures will take…

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,…

WYDOT expresses appreciation to Barrasso

Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) officials are pleased with the work U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and other federal lawmakers did to protect highway funding. Congress repealed the $7.6 billion rescission of federal-aid highway contract authority this week that would have…