Military training exercise to close section of US-287/WY-789 on September 13th

    (Fremont County, WY) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced they have joined other state and local agencies in supporting a multi-state “Rally in the Rockies” military training exercise this fall.

    To support a segment of this training exercise, WYDOT and the Wyoming Highway Patrol will be closing U.S. Highway 287/Wyoming Highway 789 between Rawlins and Lamont to all traffic from about 6-9 am on Monday, September 13th. Motorists planning to take this route that morning are advised to plan an alternate route or travel time to avoid delays from the closure.

    This will impact travelers planning to drive from Lander to Rawlins on US-287/WY-789.


    “WYDOT values all of its partnerships, including supporting the armed forces,” said WYDOT director Luke Reiner. “We’re happy to support the Air Force in this important training endeavor and hope the traveling public is understanding of the delays.”

    Motorists may see military presence along the highway both before and after the exercise takes place. Additionally, low-flying aircraft will likely be visible near Rawlins and Guernsey, among other areas.

    The exercise takes place in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming using a variety of cargo and fighter aircraft, along with ground crews from other service branches.

    The training exercise is not open to the public, and there will not be any public parking or services at or near the training site.


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