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

 

May 17, 2018

COURTESY/WYDOT

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 sli...



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