Northeastern Wyoming speeds up!

(Wyoming) — WYDOT crews are on a roll and continue to move roads in Northeast Wyoming to 70 MPH speed limit, they anticipate another 262 miles in the next two weeks. “This is happening even faster than expected” said Ronda Holwell, WYDOT District 4 Public Relations Specialist. “We were planning to get some of the routes done in April and some in May, but it is going quickly so we are just getting continuing to upgrade signs.” This will bring roads up to the new statutory speed limit for non-interstate highways in Wyoming that was recently passed into Legislation. Highway sections expected to be signed in the next two weeks in Northeast Wyoming include: WYO 59 N – Gillette to Montana State Line, 51 miles WYO 50 – Gillette to WYO 387, 46 miles WYO 51 – Gillette to Rozett, 8 miles WYO 51 – Rozett to Moorcroft, 12 miles WYO 116 N – Upton to Sundance, 27 miles WYO 585 – Sundance to Four Corners, 26 miles US 16 – Newcastle to South Dakota State Line, 9 miles US 18 – Mule Creek Junction to South Dakota State Line, 10 miles I-90 Frontage Rd – Sundance to Beulah, 18 miles WYO 111 – Sundance to Aladin, 8 Miles WYO 112 – Hulett to Montana State Line, 29 miles WYO 212 – South Dakota State Line to Colony, 5 miles WYO 212 – Colony to Montana State Line, 13 miles Please note this schedule is weather pending. Highway sections that have already been signed in Northeast Wyoming include: US 85 – Newcastle to Mule Creek Junction, 33 miles US 16 - Buffalo to Ucross, 15 miles US 14/16 - Ucross to Gillette, 74 miles WYO 59 - Wright to Gillette, 31 miles WYO 450 – Newcastle to Wright, 76 miles US 16 – Moorcroft to Upton, 19 miles US 16 – Upton to Newcastle, 25 miles WYO 116 – Upton to WYO 450, 31 miles A total of 304 miles of two lane highway in Northeast Wyoming has already been moved to 70 mph. Another 262 miles are anticpated to be complete in the next two weeks, bringing the total miles in the Northeast corner of Wyoming to 566 miles. There will be additional roads that will move to 70 mph in next two months. WYDOT’s 511 Travel Information Service map at will be updated to show each highway increased to the 70 mph limit when the sign in completed on that section. Until the new signs are up, the existing posted speed limit remains in effect. “Drivers are reminded to obey whatever speed limit is posted on the highway section they are traveling,” Wyoming Highway Patrol Col. Kebin Haller said. *Feature Photo: A 70 MPH sign. (WYDOT / Pitchengine Communities)* #dally #county17 #news