WYDOT gears up for construction season and holds a job fair

Wydot construction and job fair
Wydot construction and job fair(Valeria Fugate)
Published: May. 10, 2023 at 7:20 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Construction season is officially in full swing and the Wyoming Department of Transportation wants you to know what they are working on.

WYDOT is working on a bridge rehab on I-25 over Lincoln Way. It’s scheduled to be finished in time for Cheyenne’s Frontier Days.

There’s also milling and paving on a project happening on US-85 on South Greeley Highway. That is scheduled to be done around June or July.

WYDOT is also working on fixing potholes kicked up during our severe winter this year.

Drivers can expect to see roads funneled to single lanes and slower speeds.

You can use the 511 app to find alternative routes.

”There’s just a filter that you can choose for construction. It’ll tell you the details about what is happening with that construction project. Who the resident engineer is; beginning and end dates, it’s got everything you could need,” said Andrea Staley, Public Information Specialist for WYDOT.

From Laramie County, WYDOT will be moving to the town of Alben for more milling and paving.

The Department also held its job fair on Wednesday. They’re recruiting heavily and want you to apply if interested.

WYDOT, like many other sectors, has been facing retention and recruiting issues. Today’s job fair included work throughout the state.

They’re looking to fill positions in their Rawlins location for highway maintainers.

They’re also hiring in Elk Mountain, Arlington, Medicine Bow, and state housing is available.

“We have a great benefits package and like I said earlier we can offer CDL training to those that need it. We cover the CDL training. There’s many benefits for working for the state, so please take a look,” said Staley.

For information on where to apply click here.

For information on 511 and construction sites click here.