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Upcoming chip sealing to cause delays in southeast Wyoming

Road construction underway. (Shutterstock)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Travelers in southeast Wyoming will be seeing delays as the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s District 1 begins its annual chip sealing project on Wednesday, July 27, weather permitting.

Chip sealing helps preserve the pavement and improves pavement traction.

Crews with Intermountain Slurry Seal Inc. will begin the project in Carbon County on Wyoming Highway 487 near Medicine Bow.

After that, crews will begin work on Wyoming Highway 76, east and west, near Rawlins. They will also be working on a portion of Wyoming Highway 789 in Baggs, and in Savery on Wyoming Highway 70.

Crews will then move to Albany County and chip seal Wyoming Highway 11 by Centennial.

They will be completing their work in Laramie County on Wyoming Highway 212 in Cheyenne.

Drivers should be aware of potential delays, as pilot cars operations will be in place on all two-lane highways, as well as rock fly in construction zones.

Be aware that project scheduling is dependent on weather conditions and material and equipment availability.