Road crews with the Wyoming Department of Transportation are preparing to close U.S. 14A west of Burgess Junction. The 22-mile stretch of mountain road is expected to close for the season at noon on Monday, December 3.
Public information specialist for WYDOT, Ronda Holwell, explains.
WYDOT says heavy snow and relatively light traffic make maintenance on this portion of the road impractical, especially with the massive drifts the area produces.
Crews may close the road sooner than December 3 if winter weather accumulates. But the road will re-open in the spring, after crews will take an estimated three weeks to clear the heavy snowpack.
For the remainder of the season, motorists headed from Sheridan to Lovell can use U.S. 14 via Granite Pass and Greybull as an alternate route.