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Wyoming Transportation

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Wyoming Department of Transportation ensures safe and convenient commuting of peopleWyoming Department of Transportation ensures safe and convenient commuting of people and transfer of goods. The department is focused to improve the transportation network by implementing several programs. Wyoming Department of Transportation manages roads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and airways in the state of Wyoming. The department administers and manages the state’s highways, freeways, railways and airports.

Wyoming Road Transportation


The road transportation in Wyoming comprises of several interstate highways, state routes, bridges and tunnels. The department administers numerous state highways, tunnels and many moveable bridges to provide easy and safe connectivity to various cities and states.

Major Highways of Wyoming:

Wyoming Highway 10 - It connects Wyoming Highway 230 in Woods Landing south to the Wyoming-Colorado State Line and continues into Colorado.

Wyoming Highway 11 - It provides connectivity of Wyoming Highway 130 to Albany.

Wyoming Highway 12 - It starts its route from Wyoming Highway 130, connects to Albany County Route 57 and Interstate 80. From there WYO 12 becomes Albany County Route 57 which is also known as Dutton Creek Road.

Wyoming Highway 13 - It starts from Carbon County, I 80. It passes thorough McFadden before reaching the Albany County.

U.S. Highway 14 - The road connects Yellowstone National Park and South Dakota.

Wyoming Highway 22 - It runs from Idaho State Highway 33 at the Idaho-Wyoming state line to the U.S. Routes 26, 89, 189, and 191 in Jackson, Wyoming.

Wyoming Highway 24 - The route passes through the northern portion of the Bear Lodge Mountains, part of the Black Hills National Forest. It spans from U.S. Route 14 to the South Dakota state line, where it continues south as South Dakota Highway 34.

Wyoming Highway 28 - It is also known as the South Pass Highway. It passes through Wyoming Highway 372 near the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, and with U.S. Route 287 8 miles south of Lander.

Some services provided by WYDOT

511 Service

 travelers can get information on scenic byways, state parksWyoming has a new service called 511 service and works effectively toward safety of travelers. Through this 511 service, travelers can get information on scenic byways, state parks, weather, road conditions and road construction updates, along with tourism information, and recreation information and a historical marker guide.If you want to travel to Wyoming and need information on anything mentioned above, you can dial 511.

511 travel information, provided by WYDOT, includes the following:

  • Travel advisories currently in effect
  • Current weather conditions
  • Road surface conditions
  • Short-term weather forecasts
  • Temporary and seasonal closures

511 Notify

Travelers can get information on their phone by subscribing to 511 notification. Subscribers can choose the route segment(s) and time(s) for which they are interested in receiving messages. Messages will be sent to cell phone number or to the primary email address. They can get all the information regarding traffic, weather conditions and temporary closures.

WYDOT Authorized Travel (WAT )

This program allows motorists to drive on certain close areas when authorities feel it is safe to do so. The program is according to Wyoming Statute 24-1-109 which gives permission to drive on closed roads preferably to drivers coming from work.

Enhanced Citizen-Assisted Reporting ('ECAR')

This program allows volunteers to give information about road conditions to the Department. ECAR volunteer is someone who drives from particular road regularly, and possibly has been doing so on a long-term basis. Reports from volunteers have proven to be authentic. Volunteers are given handbook which consists of various signs used on the roads to make them understand about the visual information about types of pavement.

Rest Areas


Wyoming Department of Transportation manages 37 rest areas along major and minor highways

Wyoming Department of Transportation manages 37 rest areas along major and minor highways for the ease of travelers. Rest areas are open 24/7 for travelers and they offer a variety of services. Rest areas provide fresh drinking water, luxurious restrooms, telephones, picnic spots and parking areas.

Rest areas are:

  1. Pine Bluffs, I-80
  2. Sweetwater Station, 39 miles southeast of Lander (C-3)
  3. South Pass, 43 miles southwest of Lander (D-2) US 191
  4. Moorcroft (A-6)
  5. Pinedale (C-1) US 89
  6. Northeast, 6 miles east of Beulah (A-6)
  7. Greybull (A-3) US 14A
  8. Lander (C-2) WYO 28
  9. Summit, 9 miles east of Laramie (E-5)
  10. Wagonhound, 50 miles west of Laramie (E-5)
  11. Diversion Dam Jct., 37 miles west of Riverton (C-2)
  12. Ft. Steele, 13 miles east of Rawlins (E-4)
  13. Bitter Creek, 41 miles east of Rock Springs (E-1)
  14. Bear River, 1 mile east of Evanston (E-1) I-25
  15. Chugwater, 25 miles south of Wheatland (E-6)
  16. Gooseberry Creek, 37 miles northwest of Thermopolis (B-2) US 26
  17. Dwyer Jct., 12 miles north of Wheatland (D-6)
  18. Orin Jct., 13 miles south of Douglas (C-6)
  19. Kaycee, 46 miles south of Buffalo (B-4) 1-90
  20. Sundance, (A-6)
  21. Lyman, 36 miles east of Evanston (E-1)
  22. Cheyenne (E-6)
  23. Powder River, 32 miles east of Buffalo (B-5)
  24. Sheridan (A-4) US 14
  25. Powell (A-2) WYO 120
  26. Jackson (B-1)
  27. Wright (B-5)WYO 59
  28. Waltman, 49 miles west of Casper (C-4) US 287
  29. Guernsey, 30 miles northwest of Torrington (D-6) US 85
  30. Meriden, 24 miles northeast of Cheyenne (E-6) US 18
  31. Lusk (C-6) US 18 & US 85
  32. Mule Creek Jct., 25 miles south of Newcastle (C-6) US 16
  33. Upton, 20 miles northwest of Newcastle (B-6) WYO 387
  34. Cheyenne River, 43 miles north of Douglas (C-5) WYO 487
  35. Shirley Basin, 42 miles north of Medicine Bow (D-4) WYO 220
  36. Independence Rock, 52 miles southwest of Casper (D-4) US 20
  37. Star Valley, 10 miles north of Afton (C-1)

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Mountain Roads


US 14 between Dayton and Shell

This is a wonderful drive with beautiful views, trees, and wildlife for tourists. The road is extremely narrow through Shell Canyon and is not considered accurate for oversize trucks.

US 14A between Dayton and Lovell

This is closed during the winter and become difficult to ride during the summer season. This road is not considered accurate for oversize trucks.

US 16 between Buffalo and Tensleep

This road is not considered accurate for oversize trucks and is not advisable for 18-wheelers. Use lower gears and save the dangerous possibility of burning out your brakes.

For more information on Mountain Road click here.

Speed Limits


Wyoming Transportation department has defined various speed limits for different highways.

Interstate 80 - Eastbound

(Speed Limit 75 MPH Unless Otherwise Stated)
Location From Milepost To Milepost Speed Limit (MPH)Date/Time
Between the Utah State Line (mp 0) and Rock Springs (mp 104.79)
14.590 19 65 Mar 11, 2015 08:20 am
88.85990.08 65 Mar 11, 2015 08:20 am
90.0890.4565Mar 11, 2015 08:20 am

Interstate 80 - Westbound

(Speed Limit 75 MPH Unless Otherwise Stated)
Location From Milepost To Milepost Speed Limit (MPH)Date/Time
Between Cheyenne (mp 359.58) and Laramie (mp 313.2)
322.6318.5 65 Mar 11, 2015 07:48 am
Between Rock Springs (mp 104.79) and the Utah State Line (mp 0)
90.45 88.85 65Mar 11, 2015 08:20 am

Cameras


Check out the cameras located in the state on major highways

Interstate 25 Web Cameras
Interstate 80 Web Cameras
Interstate 90 Web Cameras
Non-Interstate Routes Web Cameras

Sensors


Check out the sensors located in the state on major highways

Interstate 25 Sensors
Interstate 80 Sensors
Interstate 90 Sensors
Non-Interstate Routes Sensors


WYDOT Size/Weight Restrictions Summary

WYDOT Size/Weight Restrictions query

Wyoming Airports


Wyoming Air Transportation is a major mode that offers all round efficient and easy intercity and interstate connectivity.Wyoming Air Transportation is a major mode that offers all round efficient and easy intercity and interstate connectivity. The Federal Aviation Administration authorizes and oversees all flight operations in the state.

Cheyenne Regional Airport

Cheyenne Regional Airport is situated in the center of the City of Cheyenne, WY. The Airport provides regularly scheduled charter flights to Wendover, NV and commercial service to Denver International Airport (DIA).

Contact Details:
200 E 8th Ave, Cheyenne, WY

Gillette-Campbell County Airport

2000 Airport Road, Suite 108
Gillette, WY 82716
Ph: 307-686-1042

Casper-Natrona County International Airport

Some of the major airlines are United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Allegiant Air.

Contact Details:
8500 Airport Pkwy, Casper, WY 82604, United States
1 307-472-6688

Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport

It has major connectivity with Southwest Wyoming regional airport and daily scheduled flights to Denver, Colorado

Contact Details:
382 WY-370, Rock Springs, WY 82901
United States, 1 307-352-6880

Worland Municipal Airport
Worland City Hall
829 Big Horn Avenue
P.O. Box 226
Worland, Wyoming 82401
Phone: 307-347-2486
Fax: 307-347-2480

Yellowstone Regional Airport
2101 Roger Sedam Drive
Cody, WY 82414
307.587.5096

Jackson Hole Airport
1250 East Airport Road
PO Box 159
Jackson, WY 83001
Phone: (307) 733.7682

Riverton Regional Airport
4830 Airport Road
Riverton, WY 82501
307-856-7063

Sheridan County Airport
908 West Brundage Lane
Sheridan, WY 82801
307.674.4222
or email: jstopka@sheridancountyairport.com

Laramie Regional Airport
555 General Brees Road
Laramie, WY 82070

Wyoming Port of Entry


At port of Entry in Wyoming customs officers are stationed to oversee people and goods entering or leaving a country. Officers check passports and visas and also inspect luggage.

Port of Entry Located in Wyoming:

Alpine Port of Entry
Casper Port of Entry
Cheyenne I-25 Port of Entry
Cheyenne I-80 Port of Entry
Cheyenne US 85 Port of Entry
Evanston Port of Entry
Frannie Port of Entry
Gillette Port of Entry
Kemmerer Port of Entry
Laramie Port of Entry
Lusk Port of Entry
Sheridan/Dietz POE
Sundance POE
Torrington Port of Entry

Wyoming Scenic Byways

Scenic Byways along major highways of WyomingThere are plenty of options for beautiful drives that showcase the beauty of the Wyoming. There are many state highways having outstanding natural beauty and outstanding history.

Beartooth Scenic Byway


On Beartooth pass, it is Wyoming’s highest paved primary road. The road is currently in the nomination stage for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Bighorn Scenic Byway

The Byway winds past waterfalls, lush meadows, thick forest and deep canyons. This highways is over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains.

Bridger Valley Historic Byway

This Byway  showcases some of Wyoming's most treasured historical sites. The Byway area connects the Mormon Trail, California/Oregon Trail, the Pony Express Route, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Lincoln Highway. The route connects I-80 Exit 34 and rejoins the interstate at Exit 48.

Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway

The Byway displays the North Fork of the Shoshone River through scenic Wapiti Valley to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Centennial Scenic Byway

The route gives the amazing views of mountain passes including ranch land, badlands and the high montane.

Chief Joseph Scenic Byway

The route crosses the Shoshone National Forest through the Absaroka Mountains to the Clarks Fork Valley. It connects U.S. 120 to U.S. 212.

Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway

The route can be reached via Ten Sleep from the west or Buffalo from the east. The Byway shares its boundaries with the National Forest.

Flaming Gorge - Green River Basin Scenic Byway

This route winds through astonishing rock formations, the high desert, and glistening mountain peaks.

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

It gives the ecstatic view of Uinta Mountains and surrounding view of alpine mountain.

Big Spring Scenic Backway

The Backway gives the view of river valleys, Bridger National Forest and historic emigrant trails.Traveler services are available in Cokeville, Kemmerer, and Diamondville.

Muddy Creek Historic Backway

The route takes you from a real western ghost town to Muddy Creek, one of the most famous camping spots of the western migration.

South Big Horn/ Red Wall Scenic Backway

It explores the southern end of the Big Horn Mountain Range.

Red Gulch/Alkali Scenic Backway

It displays showcases of area history as well as the colorful geography of the Big Horn Mountains. There are no towns, stores, gas stations or telephones along the way. Take food and drinking water along the way, the road can get bumpy.

Wyoming Highway Safety Program


WYDOT works efficiently to promote safe use of Wyoming Highways by creating awareness among citizens.Their mission is to reduce fatalities, injuries and property damage crashes by means of the "Three Es" - engineering, education and enforcement and also with the promotion of various training programs.

Standards and Procedures for Establishing Speed Limits on Wyoming Unpaved Roads.
Crash Statistics
Safety News
Motorcycle Safety
Pedestrian/Bicycle
Safety Management System (SMS)
FHWA - Wyoming Division

Contact Details
Matt Carlson, Program Manager
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
(307) 777-4450

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