WYDOT starts work on new interchange

Staff Report

A long-abandoned overpass will be rebuilt as the Wyoming Department of Transportation begins work on a new interchange on Gookin Road west of Rock Springs. The bridge has been closed to traffic since April 2014 when it was struck by a truck carrying an excavator.

The project is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2023.

The project is also a partnership between WYDOT, the City of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County. The entities involved hope the new interchange will improve traffic flowin the area and provide a direct connection from Interstate 80 to an industrial park nearby.

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