Watch Dry Piney virtual ribbon-cutting event

Wyoming Game and Fish courtesy photo The Dry Piney Wildlife Crossing near LaBarge is complete and a ribbon cutting is scheduled for Oct. 12.

SUBLETTE COUNTY – In what seems to be one quick turnaround time, Wyoming Game and Fish and WYDOT are inviting the public to virtually celebrate the Dry Piney Wildlife Connectivity Project’s ribbon-cutting ceremony near LaBarge today – Thursday, Oct. 12.

Contractor McMillen Inc. began construction on the $15-plus-million project on Highway 189 between Big Piney and LaBarge in spring 2022.

The project includes nine wildlife crossing underpasses that Game and Fish says are already being used, plus 17 miles of wildlife fencing and almost 2 miles of road reconstruction. The project was conceived to protect mainly migrating mule deer and pronghorn to move under the open landscape and avoid wildlife-vehicle collisions.