After working for several weeks to clear two seasonally closed roads, the Wyoming Department of Transportation has opened WYO 130 over the Snowy Range and WYO 70 over the Sierra Madre as of Monday, May 21.
WYDOT crew members swung the gates this morning officially opening for the season WYO 70 over Battle Pass in south-central Wyoming.
Yesterday it appeared that clearing the alpine roadway would be delayed due to equipment breakdowns. Ultimately, the teams were able to patch things up and complete the job in time for the Memorial Day weekend...
WYDOT crews broke through on WYO 130 this morning and the Snowy Range Road is now open for the season. WYO 70 though remains impassable. The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in force this holiday weekend. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
A portion of WYO 70 in the Medicine Bow National Forest has been designated a Scenic Byway. Doug Randall has the details. A Sheridan man was killed in an early Sunday morning crash in Montana. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
WYDOT crews are nearing completion of a detour around the destroyed road section of WYO 70 at milepost 31. Opening will be Friday at daylight. WYDOT spokesman Ross Doman says the passageway is a single-lane dirt road with a gravel surface. It provides 12 feet of width and will operate as one way alternating traffic. Posted speed limit will be ten miles per hour.
Wyoming 70 over Battle Pass is now open for the season. But a section is still closed due to a slide. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday the availability of $10 million to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health promotion programs across the nation. Doug Randall has more.