By Jimmie Earls
Pine Bluffs Post Editor 

I-80 work in Pine Bluffs to affect traffic pattern

 

Courtesy of WyDOT

The traffic pattern in and out of Pine Bluffs will be affected for several months once construction begins on the Pine Bluffs Marginal Project next month. The map above shows routes that will be closed as well as alternate routes to access Interstate 80 once the project begins.

Now that most of the winter weather is behind us (knock on wood), the Wyoming Department of Transportation is gearing up for major road construction projects.One of those projects will affect traffic in Pine Bluffs until fall.

Work will begin soon on a project to reconstruct three bridges on eastbound Interstate 80 in Pine Bluffs.

As a result, drivers should expect and prepare for significant detours and route changes in the project area. Changes are scheduled to be implemented over the next few weeks.

All I-80 traffic through Pine Bluffs in both directions will be routed to the westbound lanes, creating a two-lane traffic pattern.

Both westbound and eastbound traffic will be able to exit, but not enter, I-80 at the Parsons Street interchange (Exit 401).

Instead, westbound traffic will be able to enter the interstate at a temporary on ramp west of town on the I-80 Service Road.

Eastbound traffic will be able to enter I-80 at the Exit 1 interchange in Nebraska.

Construction will last for much of the 2017 construction season and is expected to wrap up in October or November.

The Pine Bluffs Rest Area will remain open during construction.

This project complements work performed in 2015.

Questions about the project, known as the Pine Bluffs Marginal, can be directed to WYDOT district construction engineer Tim Morton at [email protected]


 

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