Electronic variable speed limit signs are being installed along Interstate 25 in Casper, allowing the speed limits to change based on road conditions.
Nineteen such signs are being installed for both directions of traffic from milepost 180.5 — about a mile east of the Brooks/Hat 6 Road interchange — to just past the Poplar Street exit, said Jeff Goetz, spokesman for Wyoming Department of Transportation, District 2.
The electronic signs will allow WYDOT to lower speed limits through Casper based on weather conditions, crashes and traffic flow, Goetz said. The default speed limits of 60 mph through town and 80 mph east of Wyoming Boulevard will remain the same. The signs will not be used to increase speed limits past those numbers, Goetz said.
The installations began earlier this year as conditions have allowed, and the signs should be operational in mid to late April.
Casper has had electronic variable speed limits in other parts of town for a number of years, Goetz said.