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Posted on: March 14, 2018

WYDOT Projects in Natrona County

The following is a list of WYDOT projects around Natrona County starting this Spring.  Items will be updated as more information becomes available.  Each of these projects will impact traffic; mostly though lane and speed reductions.

  • Beginning Tuesday, March 6, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on a portion of Poplar Street (WYO 220) in Casper. As part of a bridge reconstruction project lasting through this summer, traffic will be reduced to the two outer lanes across the bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks. This is just north of 1st Street, west of downtown Casper. The lane reduction is necessary to allow crews to install concrete barriers down the center of the bridge. Once completed, likely by Friday, crews will move traffic to the southbound lanes (again one lane, either direction) to resurface the northbound lanes. It’s expected the resurfacing should take one day. Traffic will then be moved to the northbound lanes to allow for bridge deck reconstruction on the west side of the bridge. The lane reductions will begin just north of the 1st Street intersection south of the bridge and on the north side just south of River Cross Road. Throughout this project, traffic from 1st Street north will remain reduced to one lane, either direction. This is likely to cause severe congestion. Alternate routes are suggested such as Salt Creek Highway. Bridge work includes widening the structure to allow for the sidewalks as well as rehabilitating the structure itself.  Once work is completed on the west side of the bridge, traffic will be moved to that side to allow work on the east side of the bridge. The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 31st.
  • CONCRETE WORK BEGINS MONDAY ON WYOMING BOULEVARD 

    Beginning Monday, March 19, work will begin on Wyoming Boulevard (WYO 258) between Old Glenrock Highway (Yellowstone) and Gannett Street on Casper’s east side, to replace sections of deteriorating concrete.

    Initially, traffic will be switched to the southbound lanes; one lane either direction plus a center turn lane, to allow for work on the northbound lanes. Once completed, traffic will be switched to the northbound lanes so that work on the southbound lanes can begin. It’s expected the entire project will take eight weeks, weather dependent, to complete.

    Traffic switching and lane reductions will begin near Gannett Street on the south end of the project and continue to near the Old Glenrock Highway. All business accesses will remain open.

    This will cause traffic congestion throughout the area, especially at the intersection of Wyoming Boulevard and 2nd Street, as well as truck congestion in the area of Legion Lane. Alternate routes are suggestion during this time.

  • SECOND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT STARTING MONDAY - THIS ONE TO IMPACT I-25 IN CASPER

    CASPER - On Monday, March 19 work will begin on Interstate 25 from Curtis Street to just beyond Poplar Street in Casper. This project will rehabilitate the interstate bridges through town.

    Initially, (on Monday) crews will close the passing lanes in both directions to begin removing the center barriers in order to make crossover lanes. Traffic will be reduced to the outside or driving lanes. Access to the ramps will be maintained however the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph. It’s expected this will take about one week to complete.

    Once the traffic crossovers are in place, crews will move traffic to the northbound lanes, one lane either direction so work can begin on the southbound bridges. Access to the on and off ramps will be maintained, with the exception of the northbound exit ramp at Bryan Stock Trail – traffic wishing to exit at Bryan Stock Trail must use the McKinley Street exit ramp. All on ramp traffic will be required to stop prior to merging onto the interstate. Interstate traffic has the right-of-way.

    The speed limit will remain at 45 mph during construction. The entire project is expected to be completed by Oct. 31.
     

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