Highway 14A to close

SHERIDAN — U.S. Highway 14A west of Burgess Junction will close for the winter at noon Monday, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

The stretch of road generally closes at the end of fall because heavy snow and relatively light traffic make maintenence of the road impractical. WYDOT District Maintenance Engineer Larry Konetzki said the road closure is commenced as a matter of routine, rather than as a reaction to a winter storm. The seasonal closure gates will go down at Burgess Junction, just east of milepost 98 and near Lovell at milepost 76. Travelers from Sheridan can use U.S. 14 via Granite Pass and Greybull as an alternative route to Lovell until the road reopens in the spring.

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