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Tuesday closure scheduled in Wind River Canyon


June 24, 2017

A two-hour closure of U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 through Wind River Canyon is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, to help rockfall mitigation crews have adequate time to safely drop a large rock and other debris on and near the highway.

All work is dependent upon favorable weather.

Prime contractor Wilson Brothers Construction of Cowley is the prime contractor on the $600,000-plus effort to clean up rockfall from April and May falling rock and mud slides inside Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis.

"We're anticipating that when the big rock comes down, it will bring down a lot...

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