The Wyoming Department of Transportation on Monday will begin construction of new turn lanes on a 35-mile section of Wyoming Highway 59 north of Douglas, according to a news release.

Portable temporary rumble strips will be installed to alert motorists of the work zones.

Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph within the zones, and flaggers will be stationed at either end of the construction zone.

Traffic impact will be kept to a minimum, but some delays are inevitable. No more than two locations at one time will be under construction to help ease potential traffic congestion.

The work zones will be approximately 2,000 feet long or less.

Construction will stop during shift changes at local mines so traffic can move more efficiently. These stoppages will vary depending on the location under construction.

Please pay attention to workers within the construction zones and slow down to posted speeds.

Turn lanes and/or other highway modifications will occur at the following mileposts:

  • Milepost 5.8 –  Left  turn lane southbound and northbound, right decelerate/turn lane at Bill Hall Road.
  • Milepost 8.8 – Left turn lane southbound onto Flat Top Road.
  • Milepost 10.8 – Left turn lane southbound; right turn lane northbound at Walker Creek Road.
  • Milepost 15.7 – Left turn lane southbound onto Robinson Road.
  • Milepost 22 – Approach work at Highland Loop. Widening the approach (entrance) to 40-feet with new cattle guard.
  • Milepost 29.3 – Left turn lane southbound and northbound right turn lane onto Esau Road.
  • Milepost 35.1 – Center turn lane through Bill.

Mileposts run northward with milepost 0 located at Douglas.

WYDOT expects the to be substantially completed by Oct. 31.