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Highway closure planned Wednesday to remove large rock in Wind River Canyon

THERMOPOLIS — A two-hour closure of U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Wind River Canyon is intended to help a contractor successfully and safely bring a large rock off the canyon wall to the edge of the highway.

 

December 2, 2017



THERMOPOLIS — A two-hour closure of U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Wind River Canyon is intended to help a contractor successfully and safely bring a large rock off the canyon wall to the edge of the highway.

Wyoming Department of Transportation geologists have determined that the large rock needs to be removed from the rock wall prior to winter near the Fremont-Hot Springs county line.

“The two-hour highway closure is scheduled between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 6, weather permitting,” said WYDOT resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis. “Leaving the rock in place...



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