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 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.
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.