The former center stripe through Hudson was removed and a new turn lane created. (Ernie Over photo)

WYO 789 through Hudson re-striped to add a center turn lane, two traffic lanes eliminated

(Hudson, Wyo.) – Motorists traveling between Riverton and Lander will notice a new traffic pattern through Hudson this week as the highway there has been re-striped. Wyoming Department of Transportation crews removed all pavement markings through town earlier this week and re-striped the highway with a center turn lane. Instead of two traffic lanes in each direction, there is now only one.

Chip sealing flagger-WYDOT

Highway maintenance operation brings traffic delays to Wyoming 789 between Riverton and Hudson

(Riverton, Wyo.) –   Sealing of cracks in the driving surface of Wyoming 789 will cause traffic delays of up to 10 minutes over the next week between Hudson and Riverton, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
If weather cooperates, workers may shut down Hudson-Riverton crack sealing operations for a day to finish crack sealing a portion of Wyoming 28 on South Pass.
“Please give these workers a brake so they can perform this important maintenance operation on our highways,” according to WYDOT Resident Engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. “We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re scheduled to be finished with crack sealing between Riverton and Hudson about Jan. 24, weather cooperating.”
snow row

Don’t blade or shovel all that snow onto a state highway, it’s a violation of state law

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation reminds property owners in Riverton not to blade or shovel snow from their parking lots and sidewalks onto a state highway, which includes North and South Federal Boulevards and East and West Main Streets in Riverton. Apparently there has been significant snow piled onto the highway on North Federal in Riverton.

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Governor extends executive order for propane deliveries to meet spike in demand; Order exempts drivers from drive-time limitations

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) –  Governor Matt Mead has extended the Executive Order creating emergency rules for the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WyDOT). This Order is specific to drivers of propane delivery trucks working inside of Wyoming and it allows them to make extra deliveries to heat homes and businesses.

Riverview Road Project speed  (Kristin Barlow)

Lower speed limit in effect at Riverview Road bridge construction zone in southwest Riverton

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A reduced project speed limit of 30 mph is now in effect on the Riverview Road highway improvement project in Riverton.
“The new speed limit will be aggressively enforced by the Fremont County sheriff’s deputies and Riverton Police Department officers,” according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton. “Please slow down for the safety of the workers and yourself.”
The bridge will be replaced with a box culvert. (Kristin Barlow photo)

The bridge will be replaced with a box culvert. (Kristin Barlow photos)

The ribbon was cut!

Six years of construction: 17 Mile Road dedicated Tuesday, ceremonies included cedaring, prayers and a memorial

Construction and funding partners, Tribal Officials, and elected representatives cut the ribbon dedicating the reconstructed 17 Mile Road Tuesday morning. (Ernie Over photo)