CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Transportation will install flashing beacons at two intersections on U.S. Highway 30 near Cheyenne to help improve safety, the department announced Friday.

The idea behind the flashing beacons is to get drivers to pay more attention to the intersections and hopefully reduce the number of accidents at those locations, according to a news release.

Crews will install the beacons at the intersections of U.S. 30 and Whitney Road and U.S. 30 and Dell Range starting Tuesday. The work is expected to take about two to three weeks.

A decent amount of the work will take place off the road. Crews are anticipating hanging the span wire at Dell Range on Friday, which will result in the need to stop traffic for about 10 minutes at a time. The installation of the beacons on the span wire will follow, and this work will be done outside of the peak traveling times. The same work will be done at Whitney Road, with the hanging of the span wire and beacons happening on Nov. 21.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $60,984 work to Casper Electric at its Sept. 19 meeting.

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