Wyoming Department of Transportation

Forced downhill by deep snow, hordes of elk, deer and antelope trying to survive the winter are congregating in highway corridors in southern and western Wyoming.    A WyoFile reporter caught images of all three species of ungulates drawn to melting-out southern-facing slopes near the highway...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s 511 travel website, wyoroad.info, registered about 2.2 billion site visits in 2022.   “This is by far the most hits in a calendar year since the department started tracking them,” Vince Garcia, program manager for the Global Information...
JACKSON — A Feb. 4 crash brought the number of fatalities on Wyoming roadways so far this year to 16, the highest number in that time frame in recent years.   The latest crash occurred Saturday on Interstate 80 at milepost 288 at approximately 2:20 p.m. when a Massachusetts driver lost control and...
JACKSON — Last week, state Sen. Mike Gierau cast the deciding vote against spending $1 million earmarked for a long-sought set of wildlife crossings in his district.   But after lunch, the Teton County Democrat and six other Wyoming senators revived the bill.   Now it’s headed to the Wyoming House...
LARAMIE — The Red Cross of Wyoming has set up more temporary shelters this winter than in recent years, a representative said Monday after multiple incidents on Interstate 80 left dozens of vehicles stranded last weekend.   “This has been a much worse winter than years before,” Stephanie Munoz, the...
CHEYENNE —  A bill that would have authorized video surveillance in school zone crosswalks in order to administer citations was set aside Thursday by the leader of the House Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee.   Committee Chairman Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne, tabled the bill...
CHEYENNE — Efforts to improve safety at school crosswalks throughout the state have continued throughout the Wyoming Legislature’s general session.   Rep. Bill Henderson, R-Cheyenne, brought forward a bill that would require vehicles to stop for pedestrians in school zone crosswalks and implement...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Back-to-back storms impacting the entire state has caused Wyoming Department of Transportation snow crews to restructure how they approach clearing roads. WYDOT Assistant Chief Engineer for Operations Tom DeHoff told the Wyoming Transportation Commission Thursday maintenance crews...
CHEYENNE —A bill that would allocate $10 million for school crosswalk improvements and pedestrian bridges was advanced unanimously Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. This was the second time Senate File 35 was considered by a committee during this year’s general session, after it was...
JACKSON —  Wyoming legislators want the Cowboy State to “phase out” the sale of electric vehicles by 2035, the same year the U.S. West Coast plans to ban the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars, trucks and SUVs. General Motors also plans to stop selling new gas- and diesel-powered vehicles by...

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