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Union Pass Road reopen

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING — The Union Pass Road is once again open to vehicle traffic after bridge work closed the popular Forest Service Road.

The road was closed while Forest Service crews replaced Tosi bridge. The bridge is still in progress, but construction is no longer creating dangerous driving conditions. Crews expect to finish the bridge in mid-September.

The new Tosi bridge will be completed mid-September. Until then, travelers can expect intermittent and short-term closures of up to two hours while crews set the new bridge deck and build roadway approaches. The existing bridge will be used for travel until the new bridge is finalized and travelers are urged to use caution as they proceed through the construction zone, both for their safety and for the safety of construction workers.

Work will begin on the Sweeney and Half Moon bridges on the Half Moon Lake road in early September.

Both the Project Manager and Pinedale Ranger District personnel have been in contact with local landowners in the area, with the goal of mitigating access impacts. The Half Moon Lake road is currently scheduled to close for approximately 2-3 hours on September 5th to unload and pre-stage the bridge components. The Half Moon Lake road below the campground will then be closed beginning September 9th, when the contractor will begin excavation at the Sweeney bridge site. Once the new Sweeney bridge is constructed, the contractor is scheduled to mobilize to the Half Moon bridge site on September 16. As part of the mobilization to the Half Moon bridge site, the Half Moon Lake road will be closed at the junction with Skyline Drive. No access will be permitted through the construction sites to ensure the safety of the workers and the public. Full closure of the Half Moon Lake road is scheduled to end by September 27.

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