Summer Chip Sealing of Big Horn Basin Highways Begins

By Staff
10 June 2014

Motorists in across the Big Horn Basin will see chip sealing begin next month.

WYDOT's chip sealing foreman in Thermopolis, Shane Wilson, says all work is dependent upon weather.

Motorists can expect up to 20 minute delays in some areas. Nighttime delays should also be expected with pilot cars and flaggers as crews sweep roadways following chip sealing.

Work is scheduled to begin on US 14 near Shell. Crews will then move to the Cody area and South Fork Road. Wyoming 120 between Meeteetse and Thermopolis will also get some attention.

There will be a break for the Independence Day holiday. Crews will resume July 7.

Work wraps-up this summer with two days of work on Wyoming 290 (Pitchfork Road) near Meeteetse, July 9-10 on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 between Worland and Thermopolis, and July 14-16 on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 in Wind River Canyon.

WYDOT's annual chip sealing operation is scheduled to move south of Wind River Canyon about July 28 for three weeks of work.

"Please slow down for safety's sake," Wilson said.

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