Hoback roadway under threat

© 2017-Sublette Examiner

HOBACK CANYON – In light of recent weather and this year’s snowpack levels, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has been cautiously monitoring areas of U.S. Highway 191 that could be affected by high flowing water of local streams and rivers.

Crews recently identified an area on Highway 191 north of Bondurant at about milepost 148 that is currently experiencing some bank deterioration from the Hoback River.

Maintenance crews worked in the area last week, bringing in gravel material to protect the bank and keep the water from destroying the roadway.

“It’s getting to close to the roadway. Eventually, it could cause some damage. That is why we are bringing in some gravel,” WYDOT Maintenance Foreman Bruce Daigle said.

WYDOT crews continue to be vigilant in monitoring state highways that could be affected by this year's temperatures and snowpack levels. Crews are being mobilized and ready to respond to any potential disaster that may occur.

In the meantime, speeds have been reduced in the area and a single lane closure has been implemented and will remain until the work is completed.

WYDOT is advising travelers to use extreme caution when traveling through this area and to be prepared for reduced speeds and slight delays. WYDOT will not hesitate to close the road section if conditions deteriorate and become unsafe for the traveling public.

WYDOT is recommending residents and commuters take note of the situation and allow yourself ample time to reach your destination, as well as obey all advisories and closures.

WYDOT would like to remind drivers to slow down when driving in adverse conditions, be alert and cautious of roadside workers and obey all traffic control devices.

For more information on closures and weather conditions, please visit wyoroad.info.


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