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Parts of U.S. 14 driving lane sliding near Shell in northwest Wyoming


May 17, 2018


Sliding area of U.S. 14 on Wednesday, May 15.

Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel are monitoring a new slide between Shell and Shell Falls in a steep section of U.S. 14 in northwest Wyoming.

Movement of the highway was first noticed last week when new cracks appeared in the paved roadway.

Because of the soil instability, a 30 mph speed limit,12-foot width restriction, and a 48,000-pound weight limit has been placed on about a half-mile of U.S. 14 inside Shell Canyon between Greybull and Burgess Junction.

"At the recommendation of WYDOT geologists, we filled in the ditch and we are maintaining two-way traffic through the slide area," according to WYDOT District Engineer Pete Hallsten. "The mass of the slide has dropped about 2-3 feet. The slide is still moving downhill."


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