Wyoming closing 10 rest areas, 80 truck parking spots


If you travel through or to Wyoming, you’re trip planning better include a careful look at where to park because the state is closing 10 rest area to save money.

Effective June 15, the state will close the rest areas to reduce spending by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. A WDOT spokesman said the closings will eliminate a total of 80 truck parking spaces.

The rest areas that will close include:

  • Lusk on US 18
  • Guernsey on US 26
  • Greybull on US 14-16-20
  • Moorcroft on Interstate 90
  • Star Valley on US 89
  • Ft. Steele on Interstate 80
  • Sundance on Interstate 90
  • Upton on US 16
  • Orin Junction and Chugwater, both located on Interstate 25

WDOT, like other state agencies, was directed by Gov. Mark Gordon to cut spending by 20%.