WYDOT to reopen WYO 50 between West Lakeway and West 4-J Roads

Written by on August 16, 2019

August 13, 2019

GILLETTE –   As promised, WYDOT and its contractors will be opening the portion of WYO 50 that has been closed to through traffic since Memorial Day by Aug. 19.

Although the roadway will not be completed until later this fall, the detour will be lifted and WYO 50 from West Lakeway Road and West 4-J Road will be open in time for school to begin.

There is still quite a bit of work to be done until paving can be completed. Contractors will be working under traffic which will require increased traffic control throughout the construction area. Travelers will experience two-way, head-to-head traffic with flagging operations and delays.

WYDOT encourages local traffic to consider an alternate route to avoid the delays if time is a factor and highly encourages truck traffic to consider alternate routes.

Once completed, this portion of WYO 50 will have been widened to five lanes which will consist of two travel lanes in both directions and a continuous center turn lane.  New curb and gutter, storm drains, fence, sidewalk, lighting and traffic signals will also be upgraded and added. 

In addition, a 10 foot multi-use path will be installed on the east side of the road to provide continuity with the path located north of the project and also provide connection to the paths within the project limits.

This project is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2020.

For information about this news release, contact WYDOT District 4 public involvement specialist Laura Dalles at (307) 752-3022.


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