WYDOT will host public meeting on WYO 233 work


The Wyoming Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday, July 12, to discuss roadwork on Wyoming Highway 233, known as Hams Fork Road. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis) 

The Wyoming Department of Transportation, along with representatives from Riverside Contractors, will be hosting a public informational meeting on the work that will take place on WYO 233, the Hams Fork Road. The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 12, at the South Lincoln Training and Events Center, 215 WY-233 in Kemmerer from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to present a tentative schedule of work and answer any questions residents might have about the projects. 

WYDOT has been working on a pavement rehabilitation project on Wyoming Highway 233, Hams Fork Road, on 17.73 miles of WYO 233 beginning at about road marker 2. WYDOT representatives will be on hand to talk about the upcoming overlay on the Hams Fork Road, as well as the two slide repairs that will take place on WYO 233 in the future. The planned overlay will not be addressing the two slide areas on the Hams Fork Road at mileposts 12.5 (City Dam Slide) and 16.7 (Lake Naughton Slide). However, engineers will discuss when the slides will be repaired and the nature of the work. 

The City Dam Slide is a result of settlement of the roadway over the years. WYDOT maintenance crews have been addressing the movement with frequent patching jobs. This slide repair job will be let in September of 2018 and will likely be constructed in 2019.  

The Lake Naughton Slide is located on the "Ten-Percenter" Hill. The settling of the roadway has resulted in a very uneven roadway surface. This project is also in the September 2018 letting and will likely be constructed in 2019.  

WYDOT would like to remind drivers to slow down in work zones, be alert and cautious of roadside workers. For more information on road construction, closures and weather conditions, please visit http://www.wyoroad.info.