14A to Close Friday

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

A popular scenic mountain road will close for the winter season later this week. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

US 14A, west of Burgess Junction in the Bighorn Mountains, will close for the winter at noon on Friday. Wyoming Department of Transportation District 4 Public Relations Specialist Ronda Holwell said heavy snows and relatively light traffic during the winter months make maintenance of the 22-mile stretch of road impractical.

Holwell said seasonal road closure gates are located at Burgess Junction and on the Lovell side of the mountain near milepost 76.04. She said that during the time the road is closed, motorists can use US 14 via Granite Pass and Greybull as an alternative route from Sheridan to Lovell. WYDOT will reopen the road next spring after crews spend a projected three weeks clearing the winter snowpack from the road.


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