The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded a contract for the project that looks to make Highway 59 near Wright safer.

Statewide traffic fatalities are way up from last year around the same time. That's according to Cody Beers, a public relations specialist with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Beers said there have been 84 traffic fatalities this year as of July 9, compared to 49 last year.

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and local nonprofit organizations in the Jackson area are collaborating on a study to gather more information on where moose cross highways in between Jackson and Wilson.

A stretch of Interstate 80 that frequently sees hazardous winter driving conditions and crashes will be getting improvements aimed at reducing those incidents.