As the snow starts to melt away for the season, the orange barrels are usually getting ready to take over the roadways.

Carious road construction projects are either resuming or getting started across the cowboy state, but not so much in central Wyoming.

WYDOT spokesman Jeff Goetz says, most the projects in the Casper area involve some maintenance and patch work, or picking up the pace on the some long-term construction that's been going on for quite some time.

"Not a lot of big projects. The west belt loop is continuing, the slide repair out at 220 out at the narrows, that's ongoing, people might see a few delays out there. We have some flaggers out there as they work on that project. It looks like McMurry is getting ready to get going on the rest of 220, the 4-lane project, so they'll be paving the original lanes this summer."

Goetz says expects some work on Salt Creek Highway in Mills this week.

The intersection of Highway 20-26 at Poison Spider Road in Mills, is expected to be done in about a month, and work will soon begin on I-25 northbound out of Douglas.

As far as the rest of the state goes, the big projects are on State Highway 120 just west of Thermopolis, U-S Highway 14A east of Powell, and on U-S Highway 191 south of Rock Springs.