U.S. Highway 18/20 Reopens Between I-25 And Lusk
U.S. Highway 18/20 has reopened to traffic from Interstate 25 to U.S. Highway 85 in Lusk after being closed after last week's flooding in eastern Wyoming, according to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
A large culvert damaged by the flooding on the highway just west of Manville was replaced and a temporary surface was laid over the repair, according to the news release.
Speeds through the repair are reduced to 45 mph. Watch for uneven surfaces.
U.S. Highway 20 also is open from Lusk to the Nebraska border.
And U.S. Highway 85 is open from Lingle to Lusk.
A detour remains in effect for those traveling north or south on U.S. 85 in Niobrara County and the Lusk area.
For those traveling south, take Wyoming Highway 270 to Lance Creek and Manville to U.S. HIghway 18/20.
For those traveling north, follow Wyoming Highway 270 north at Manville.
The detour exits at U.S. Highway 85 about 21 miles north of Lusk.
Work continues on addressing the collapsed U.S. 85 bridge in Lusk.
WYDOT is determining if a temporary bridge can be installed while a permanent solution is designed.
For more information about road closures, visit wyoroad.info.