Rock Removal Project in Cody, Wyoming to Resume in March

A rockfall mitigation project that involves the removal of more than 10,000 cubic yards of rock above a highway in Cody, Wyoming has shut down for the winter, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

The $1.68 million work also includes the removal of loose rock through scaling and installation of rock bolts and rockfall barriers.

"The suspension of work is based on current weather conditions," said WYDOT resident engineer Todd Frost.

The project work is between mileposts 44.39 and 45.37, which begins about a mile west of the long tunnel on US 14-16-20 and ends at the long tunnel.

Prime contractor on the project is Wilson Brothers Construction of Cowley.

Frost said the contractor has moved traffic off the detour at milepost 44.40, and striping and sign placement were completed on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

"Once this work is complete, traffic delays will end until March when project work resumes," Frost said.

"The 30 mph speed limit at this location will remain in effect through the winter."

Contract completion date is May 31.