Despite dealing with deep snow, the stretch of highway between Burgess Junction and Lovell will open for the season before the Memorial Day weekend. U.S. 14A is scheduled to open on Thursday, May 25th.

"We're ready to open Thursday at noon," said Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance foreman Jason Fleming of Lovell. "We have a few ongoing maintenance activities to complete, including installing new delineator posts through the slide area, which has been patched. Drivers are encouraged to drive safely and buckle up."

WYDOT says the annual winter closure of U.S. 14A, west of Burgess Junction, is at milepost 76.04 on the Lovell side of the Bighorn Mountains. The seasonal road closure at Burgess Junction is just east of milepost 98.1. WYDOT closes the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Bighorn Mountains each year about Nov. 30th after the fall hunting season. It usually opens for the summer by Memorial Day weekend.

For current road conditions, call 511 or wyoroad.info.