WYDOT delays expected on Highway 85 north

Alexis Barker

Alexis Barker

NLJ News Editor


Motorists traveling on U.S. Highway 85 between Mule Creek Junction and Newcastle will encounter road construction and delays of no more than 20 minutes beginning May 3, according to a Wyoming Department of Transportation press release dated April 26. 

“Motorists will encounter lane closures with no more than 20-minute delays, reduced speed limits, flagging operations and heavy truck traffic while traveling on US 85,” the release says. “Motorists are asked to please respect the posted speed limits to do their part to keep WYDOT employees, its contractors and the traveling public safe within this work zone.” 

The resurfacing project
will involve a mill and overlay with chip seal of 13.47 miles, performed by Northern Improvement Co. of Fargo, North Dakota, which was awarded the $6.4 million contract. 

In addition to the paving project between mileposts 202.38 and 215.85, improvements will be made to the Beaver Creek Bridge between mileposts 202.5 and 212.8. These improvements include installation of a culvert and resurfacing of the bridge. 

According to the release, the project should be completed by late July.


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