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Freight project set to continue on Interstate 80

Courtesy of the City of Cheyenne

RAWLINS, Wyo. — Crews with Simon Contractors and the Wyoming Department of Transportation have resumed work on the Interstate 80 Winter Freight project between Rawlins and Laramie.

Crews are completing work at the Fort Steele Rest Area at mile marker 228, where they have built nearly 100 new semi-truck parking spaces. Work is also continuing at the Quealy Dome truck parking area at mile marker 290, where 100 more spaces have been added.

The Fort Steele Rest Area will remain closed during construction. Flaggers may be present to direct local traffic through the area. Please avoid parking on the on- and off-ramps in the Fort Steele interchange as it will likely impede work at the rest area.

Traffic on I-80 will see minimal impacts as crews complete climbing lanes on I-80. There will be short lane closures in the eastbound lanes over Halleck Ridge west of Elk Mountain.

Watch for lane closures, reduced speed limits and other traffic changes during construction.