More Speed Limits going up across Wind River and Big Horn basins

Wyoming Department of Transportation sign crews are continuing installation of 70 mph speed limit signs around Wyoming on non-interstate highways. Highways with speed limits below 65 mph that weave through communities will remain at the lower speed limit, said WYDOT District Traffic Engineer Randy Merritt of Basin. "Once the roadways listed below are increased to the 70 mph speed limit, there will be 857.19 miles of non-interstate highways signed with a speed limit of 70 mph in WYDOT District 5," Merritt said. WYDOT District 5 includes Park, Big Horn, Washakie, Hot Springs and Fremont counties, and portions of Teton and Natrona counties. Within central and northwest Wyoming (WYDOT District 5), 70 mph speed limit sign installation this week is scheduled to include more than 265 miles of highway. *Highways posted at 70 MPH last week: * -- U.S. 310/Wyoming 789 (26.53 miles), between Lovell and the U.S. 14/16/20 intersection west of Greybull; -- Wyoming 120 (49.794 miles), between Meeteetse and Thermopolis; -- U.S. 16 (24.28 miles), between Ten Sleep and Worland; -- U.S. 20/26 (48.84 miles), between Shoshoni and Waltman; -- U.S. 287/Wyoming 789 (31.65 miles), between Rawlins Junction, south of Lander, and Sweetwater Station; -- U.S. 287 (15.59 miles), between Fort Washakie and Diversion Dam Junction, west of Riverton; -- U.S. 26/287 (45.47 miles), between Kinnear and the red cut, 14.7 miles east of Dubois. *Roads scheduled for upcoming 70 mph speed limit sign installation by the end of June include:* -- Wyoming 120 (17.2 miles), north of Cody; -- Wyoming 120 (29.3 miles, between Meeteetse and Cody; -- Wyoming 32 (14.61 miles), between the junction of Wyoming 295 east of Powell and the Burlington junction with U.S. 14/16/20; -- U.S. 16/20 (28.68 miles), between Basin and Worland; -- Wyoming 431 (30.19 miles), Gooseberry Road between Wyoming 120 and U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 near Worland; -- Wyoming 134 (24.17 miles), Missouri Valley Road between U.S. 26/Wyoming 789 and the junction of Wyoming 132, south of Pavillion; -- Wyoming 135 (34.33 miles), Sand Draw Road between Wyoming 789, south of Riverton, and the junction of U.S. 287/Wyoming 789 at Sweetwater Station; -- Wyoming 294 (18.82 miles), Badger Basin Road between Wyoming 120, north of Cody, and U.S. 14A near Powell. -- U.S. 14/16/20 (44.28 miles), between Cody and Greybull; -- U.S. 14A (15.69 miles), between Lovell and the Bighorn Mountains; -- U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 (22.17 miles), between Worland and Thermopolis; -- U.S. 26/Wyoming 789 (17.3 miles), between Shoshoni and the U.S. 26/Wyoming 789 intersection with Burma Road north of Riverton; -- Wyoming 136 (42.66 miles), Gas Hills Road from junction with Wyoming 135 east of Riverton to the end of state maintenance; -- Wyoming 434 (20 miles), Big Trails Road from junction of U.S. 16 in Ten Sleep to the end of state maintenance; -- U.S. 14/16/20 (16.72 miles), beginning at the west end of the highway tunnels, west of Cody, to the U.S. Forest Service boundary; -- U.S. 14A (40.59 miles), between Cody and Lovell; -- Wyoming 114 (10.87 miles), between Garland and Deaver; -- U.S. 310/Wyoming 789 (17.58 miles), between Frannie and the U.S. 14A intersection west of Lovell; -- Wyoming 37 (7.25 miles), between Lovell and Horseshoe Bend, north of Lovell: -- U.S. 16/20 (5.9 miles), between Basin and Greybull; -- U.S. 14 (19 miles), between Greybull and the beginning of Shell Canyon; -- Wyoming 789 (19 miles), between Lander and Riverton, south of the Wind River Hotel and Casino; -- Wyoming 28 (43.79 miles), South Pass, between Rawlins Junction and the Fremont-Sublette county line; -- U.S. 26/287 (13.34 miles), west of Dubois to the U.S. Forest Service boundary; -- U.S. 26 (14.44 miles), between Riverton and Kinnear; -- Wyoming 133 (6.36 miles), between the junction of U.S. 26 and Pavillion; -- Wyoming 290 (10.35 miles), Pitchfork Road, west of Meeteetse; -- U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 (11.77 miles), north of Shoshoni to the beginning of Wind River Canyon. Until the new signs are installed, the existing posted speed limit remains in effect. WYDOT’s 511 Travel Information Service map at is being updated daily to show each highway increased to the 70 mph limit when the sign installation is completed. WYDOT expects to have about 1,500 miles of statewide non-interstate highways raised to 70 mph by the end of April, and another 1,000 miles by the end of May, with work continuing through the summer. #county10 #springcity #reboot #news