Finishing work underway on Togwotee Pass project; Paving now complete

Milepost 13, by the Turpin Meadows road turnoff.
The location of two 12-foot driving lanes and the newly added turning lane have been tabbed for striping on the new paving completed last week, by the Turpin Meadows road turnoff. Pipework was done here this season, and a wetland was created on the north side of the highway, west of the turnoff. (WYDOT)

(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation reports that paving was completed on Saturday, September 22 throughout the 38-mile Togwotee Trail highway improvement project, located on U.S. 26-287 between Dubois and Moran Junction.

Finishing work continues during daylight hours, Monday through Saturday, with construction crews working at different locations on the project, said the project’s Public Involvement Specialist Judith Strausberger. “Watch for flaggers in these areas where one-lane traffic may be in effect. Pay heed to flaggers at all times, and slow down for safety when traveling through work zones,” she said.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation thanks you for your support during the rebuilding of U.S. 26-287, the highway over Togwotee Pass, known as the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.

Please buckle up and drive safely.

–Wyoming Department of Transportation

New pavement also runs by the new berm (earth embankment) that was built where the old Fourmile pit entrance used to be. The crusher was set up here during construction to produce crushed base, subbase, and drain rock. (WYDOT)

This is the western end of the new paving, located at milepost 11, on the final 3.5 mile construction zone on Rosie’s Ridge. In 2012, a berm (earth bank) was built on the north side of the road to help keep rock and debris from falling on to the highway. In 2011, a berm to stabilize Barrel Slide was built on the south side, below the road. (WYDOT)

The eastern end of the work zone located at milepost 14.5. Newly built pullouts were paved on both sides of the highway. This was a favorite place to find Roamin’ Wyomin’ visiting with travelers about the project. (WYDOT)