WYDOT opens up the Wyoming Travel Authorization program for the upcoming winter season

WYDOT opens up the Wyoming Travel Authorization program for the upcoming winter season
WYDOT opens up the Wyoming Travel Authorization program for the upcoming winter season(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As we begin feeling the first chills of fall, Mother Nature is letting us know winter is coming, and so is winter driving.

As a way to prepare, WYDOT is letting folks know they are opening up the Wyoming Travel Authorization Program or W-TAP ahead of the 2022 -2023 winter season.

With it, drivers can get special authorization to travel on sections of closed roadways during the winter when it is deemed safe by WYDOT or State Troopers.

This is particularly useful if you travel to a different city for work, need to attend to livestock or live just outside the closure area.

The program is free, and WYDOT recommends signing up soon to avoid wait times once snow and road closures hit.

“We understand that Wyoming’s weather can be really challenging and that road closures can really impact people’s livelihoods and their day-to-day business, and this is one of the tools that WYDOT’s been working on to try and keep people moving even when mother nature really doesn’t want us to,” said Jordan Achs Public Relations Specialist- WYDOT.

The program is open to residents and out-of-state drivers as well.