WYDOT http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Winter Snow Control Takes WYDOT Over Budget http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/winter-snow-control-takes-wydot-over-budget <p>Heavy snowfall this winter has crashed the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;Budget Officer Kevin Hibbard says&nbsp;WYDOT&nbsp;budgeted $22-million, but the department over-spent that amount at the beginning of March. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“February this year was the most expensive month,” Hibbard says.&nbsp; “We had about 6-million dollars in snow control expenditures in the month of February.”</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:10:31 +0000 Melodie Edwards 55694 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Winter Snow Control Takes WYDOT Over Budget Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/gov-mead-will-consider-additional-funding-wydot <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:13:40 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48897 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT WYDOT considers safety nets for truckers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wydot-considers-safety-nets-truckers <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:10:11 +0000 Jordan Harper 48896 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WYDOT considers safety nets for truckers Wyoming highways rank third in the nation http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-highways-rank-third-nation <p>Wyoming’s highways rank third in the nation in performance and efficiency.&nbsp; That’s according to an annual highway report by the Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank that studies public policy.&nbsp; Author David Hartgen says Wyoming gets a lot less money than other states, but spends it well.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:25:39 +0000 Bob Beck 43140 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming highways rank third in the nation WYDOT prepares for cuts to airport and highway funding http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wydot-prepares-cuts-airport-and-highway-funding <p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation would lose money for airports, under the governor&rsquo;s proposed eight-percent budget cuts.</p><p>WYDOT Budget Officer Kevin Hibbard says they would have to cut funding for airport improvements and airline service.</p><p>&ldquo;There would probably be a reduction in some commercial air service in local Wyoming communities,&rdquo; Hibbard said. &ldquo;And also I think that a backlog of projects would take place for the airport improvements.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:41:10 +0000 Willow Belden 25839 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WYDOT prepares for cuts to airport and highway funding Bridge repaired at site of fatal washout http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/bridge-repaired-site-fatal-washout <p>Crews have replaced a culvert on a Wyoming highway were four members of a Colorado Springs family drowned when the road washed out last summer.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation says the temporary bridge on Wyo. 130 has been replaced by a permanent box culvert. The roadway, about 20 miles southeast of Saratoga, is now open to two-way traffic.</p><p>The family from Colorado Springs family drove into the washed-out section of mountain highway last July. They were washed away as they fled torrential rains at a national forest campground at night.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:11:51 +0000 The Associated Press 23312 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Bridge repaired at site of fatal washout State gets money for 2011 road damage http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/state-gets-money-2011-road-damage <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wyoming will receive more than 20 million dollars in federal money to pay for damage caused to state roads by landslides and flooding last year.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Due to extreme wet weather and flooding, Wyoming sustained damage to roads at 60 sites in 13 counties including the dry sandstone slide on Wyo 70 near Baggs, a slide on highway 26-89 in the Snake River Canyon and a washout on Wyoming 130 east of Saratoga that led to the deaths of four people who were drowned by flood waters.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:16:59 +0000 Bob Beck 22726 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net State gets money for 2011 road damage WYDOT honored by DOT for Pinedale Initiative http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wydot-honored-dot-pinedale-initiative <p>The Federal Highway Administration is honoring the Wyoming Department of Transportation this week. Today, the department received the Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative Award for its 9.7 million dollar project near Pinedale. WYDOT is building highway overpasses and underpasses that allow wildlife to safely cross major roadways.</p><p>WYDOT District Engineer John Eddins says many big game species migrate through the Pinedale area every year, and more than 130 animals end up being killed by motor vehicles. Eddins says this project should drastically reduce collisions and roadkill.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:22:21 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 18023 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WYDOT honored by DOT for Pinedale Initiative Wyoming DMV To Take Twice As Long http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-dmv-take-twice-long <p>If you&rsquo;re headed to the DMV for a new driver&rsquo;s license, WYDOT recommends allowing extra time for your visit.</p><p>The federal Real-ID Act now requires states to verify more personal documents and to scan them before issuing a license. The measure is meant to prevent fraud and identity theft.</p><p>Don Edington works for WYDOT&rsquo;s Driver Services program. He says renewing a license takes about 20 minutes &ndash;twice as long as it took before, and a new license can take more than 40 minutes.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:46:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 17958 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming DMV To Take Twice As Long Traffic fatalities down this year http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/traffic-fatalities-down-year <p>The number of fatalities on Wyoming&rsquo;s highways is down six percent compared to this time last year.</p><p>So far, 127 people have died in accidents in Wyoming this year, with four deaths occurring around the Thanksgiving holiday. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Troy McLees says those numbers should be even lower, but also thinks winter driving habits in the state are beginning to improve. McLees attributes the decrease in fatalities this year in part to new signs posted along Interstate 80.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:24:15 +0000 Kathryn Flagg 16139 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Traffic fatalities down this year