Construction continues on the Rosie’s Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction

Saturday construction is scheduled to begin this Saturday, May 19, weather permitting. Travelers should expect up to 15 minute stop delays during daylight hours. The construction zone is located 11 miles east of Moran Junction, and 41.5 miles west of Dubois. Flagging stations are posted, and pilot cars will guide traffic through the area.

Here you can see the rotomill in action. The rotomill machine cuts a seven to eight foot swath of pavement, and the thickness of the asphalt layer can be seen below the truck.

Rotomilling began Monday, May 14, on the Rosie’s Ridge section. Asphalt is ripped from the old highway, ground up, and then loaded on to trucks. These rotomill tailings will be stored onsite, then recycled back into the base foundation of the new highway.

Progress continues on building fills. Sections of road are built to a specific grade. Fills are used to bring the road to the correct slope and elevation, which help your car hold the road. Raising the level of this section of the road has been completed, and is now being used as a traffic detour around the rotomilling. The old highway seen below it will be built level with the new fill. 

An important safety message:

Motorists are reminded to pay heed to the flaggers at all times. Flaggers are in place to ensure that motorists are able to drive through the area safely.

Stay with the pilot car lines. Do not pull out of line or pass. Heavy construction is taking place, and equipment operators need to know that all traffic is behind the pilot car.

Ways to stay updated on the Togwotee Trail:

o Weekly e-Blasts to area businesses, chambers of commerce and interested individuals. o To be added to the distribution list, e-mail: info@gotogwoteetrail.com
o Togwotee Trail online project information and construction updates:

www.gotogwoteetrail.com/blog

o Toll-free hot line: 877.WYO.TRAIL
o Highway Advisory Radio messages on 1610 AM in the Dubois, Brooks Lake, and

Moran areas.
o Weekly public meetings held Tuesdays, 1 p.m., at the Oftedal Headquarters at the

Blackrock Pit.
o The Togwotee Trail is now on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TogwoteeTrail

 

-Wyoming Department of Transportation