CHEYENNE — Variable speed limit signs are now in operation on Wyoming Highway 28 in the South Pass area between Farson and Lander.
The signs will allow the Wyoming Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit in 5 mph increments to as low as 30 mph when bad weather and road conditions make it necessary. The 34-mile section of the highway is known for severe wind, weather and heavy truck traffic.
Don Detimore is area maintenance supervisor for the transportation department in Lander. He says the new signs will help the traveling public and the department’s maintenance workers.
The transportation department installed variable speed limit signs in the Elk Mountain area on Interstate 80 in recent years and has been pleased with the results.