WYDOT’s year in review
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - WYDOT is winding down its season, and looking ahead to the new year.
“Construction can be frustrating for everybody. But, we are trying to make the roads better, so definitely appreciate everyones’ patience during construction. We have a very short window to get a lot of things done,” said Jordan Achs, Public Relations Specialist, WYDOT.
2021 was a year full of projects, supply delays and construction, $330 Million was spent on construction state-wide, and $25 Million was spent here in Laramie County.
This money was spent replacing bridges, paving, guardrails, updating sidewalks, and signal lights.
Construction projects ran into delays due to Covid, labor shortages and supply chain issues.
The solar panel snow-fence pilot project started this year. Currently, on I-80, this test project could potentially power electric speed limit and overhead signs.
WYDOT also assisted in the Rally in the Rockies military exercise, that they landed a C-130 on the highway.
Next year’s projects include a new signal light at Yellowstone and 4 mile, and paving Warren avenue, from 24th to Pershing.
“Make sure that you’re buckling up. not driving distracted, not driving impaired, and paying attention to the road. whether you’re driving through a construction zone or a winter storm, you know a lot of those driving tips are the same. So just make sure you take your time and get to your destination safely,” said Achs.
WYDOT will also build a pedestrian underpass on College Drive, near Laramie Community College, and replace the Parsley bridge over I-80, during the summer.
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