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CHEYENNE: A close call in a bridge construction zone on Interstate 80 near Cheyenne last year could have been much worse.

When a tractor trailer driver didn't slow down his vehicle from 75 mph to the reduced construction zone speed, he temporarily lost control of his vehicle, which partially drove up on a concrete barrier.

Luckily, no workers were working close to the incident when it happened.

"There was cement dust flying everywhere," said Ethan Crockett, WYDOT engineer in Cheyenne. "The contractors were running to get away. The driver apparently didn't slow down. There were tire marks on th...


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