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Title: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: corco on January 30, 2009, 06:40:38 PM
Does anybody know what the deal with WYO 213 is? It's marked in all route logs and on AA Roads as ending in Burns...which is great. But, I noticed the other day driving on WYO 216 and US-85 the following signage
From WYO 216 west bound
(http://www.davidjcorcoran.com/highways/wy/216/215to85/3.JPG)

and US-85 northbound
(http://www.davidjcorcoran.com/highways/wy/85/216to151/1.JPG)

Does anybody know what this is all about or what it could be? I might head over that way tomorrow and drive down Burns N Rd from Burns all the way to the US-85 junction to see what it's all about, but it's sort of strange and at least from the junctions seemed to be built up to state highway standards (whatever those are in Wyoming)
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: John on January 30, 2009, 08:43:12 PM
Maybe WY-213 used to go up to US-85, but it got decommissioned. IDK really.
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: corco on January 30, 2009, 09:04:41 PM
I've looked at a few old maps of the state highway system at our local map library but there's no indication that this was ever the case. It's possible that it was recently extended as well (as the signs appear to be of relatively new manufacture) but it hasn't shown up on the SHS map and there's nothing about it on the WyDOT website
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: Scott5114 on January 31, 2009, 03:17:36 AM
Could be a sign error. Best bet might be to email WyDOT and see if they can clarify it.
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: agentsteel53 on February 02, 2009, 05:01:35 PM
no, don't email WyDOT.  Those look like older-generation yellow and brown shields.  do we really want them taken down and made into DO NOT ENTER signs???
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: agentsteel53 on February 02, 2009, 05:12:49 PM
oh okay ... in that case go ahead and tell 'em about it ;)
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: andy3175 on February 22, 2009, 12:58:54 AM
Well, the map on http://www.laramiecounty.com/_departments/_planning/_pdfs/zoning_2006/chap_7.pdf (http://www.laramiecounty.com/_departments/_planning/_pdfs/zoning_2006/chap_7.pdf) seems to suggest that WY 213 becomes Laramie CR 149 north of Burns. However, this might be one of the state highway additions being made as suggested by that same report. It seems like it would make sense ... and I've not been in Burns since the late 1990s, so I don't know what condtion CR 149 is in or whether it meets state highway standards.

Andy
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: corco on February 22, 2009, 01:40:24 AM
From what I saw at least by the junctions at 216 and 85 the road looked to be built up to some sort of standard (paved with shoulders which as you know is a rarity on rural roads in Wyoming), so it's definitely possible

Wyoming needs to update their Route Log/Reference Marker books badly
Title: Re: Wyoming Highway 213
Post by: corco on April 02, 2009, 09:11:57 PM
I had a chance to head up and check this out today from one end, and from downtown Burns there doesn't seem to be any sort of state highway connection out of the north. I'll head up US-85 at some point and take the posted WYO 213 south back towards Burns and see what happens, but at this point I'm thinking that those 213 signs are there in error.