WYDOT to Report on Lower Highway Speed Limits

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WYDOT to Report on Lower Highway Speed Limits

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Some state lawmakers are concerned that federal policies may be influencing the speed limits on Wyoming highways.

In response, the state Legislature directed the Wyoming Department of Transportation to report whether it lowers any speed limits when seeking environmental clearance on road construction projects.

Legislators are especially miffed about Wyoming Highway 34 through Sybille Canyon, Togwotee Pass and U.S. 14/16/20 between Cody and Yellowstone's East Gate. Those are all roads that were reconstructed and reopened with slower speeds than before reconstruction.

WYDOT officials say there are various reasons for lowering speeds such as the alignment of the road and to help reduce collisions with wildlife.

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