Working with Wilson Brothers Construction of Cowley, Wyoming, GeoStabilization International began this week stabilizing and providing emergency repairs to existing canyon walls along US 20; about 10 miles south of Thermopolis located around Big Windy Curve. “The work at Big Windy Curve will include scaling, breaking up large rocks, and cleaning the ditches,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis. Crews will work six days a week during the rock/mud cleanup and emergency repair project with an expected completion date of July 14.
In the 1970s, a massive rockslide buried Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, VA while it was being constructed. The mountain of debris took months to clear. More recently, VDOT engineers and geologists noticed active movement near the historic slide, and proactively began an emergency rock slope mitigation effort.