Wyoming Department of Transportation— Chief Joseph Landslide Stabilization

When an ancient piece of landslide became “re-activated”, causing large pieces of rock and other materials to fall onto the Scenic Byway, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) quickly got to work to restore the only access point for nearly 100 residents. Implementing a $5.5 million stabilization project, WYDOT worked alongside the U.S. Forest Service and other partners to address the damages and contain the active landslide. WYDOT and its partners also worked together to minimize the impact to the environment, wildlife, and historic sites in the community. With a design in place in just 84 days, the construction on the stabilization was completed in just over 100 days. WYDOT’s quick thinking and efforts not only kept the community safe from another event, but restored travel needs fast.