Wyoming Highway 51

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Wyoming Highway 51 marker

Wyoming Highway 51
Rozet Road
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length: 24.79 mi[1] (39.90 km)
Major junctions
West end: I‑90 / US 14 / US 16 / I‑90 Bus. in Gillette
East end: US 14 / US 16 / I‑90 Bus. in Moorcroft
Location
Counties: Campbell, Crook
Highway system

State highways in Wyoming

WYO 50 WYO 59

Wyoming Highway 51 is a 24.79-mile (39.90 km) long east-west Wyoming state highway located in Campbell and Crook Counties, between Gillette and Moorcroft.

Route description[edit]

Wyoming Highway 51 travels from the eastern outskirts of Gillette at an interchange with I-90/US 14/US 16 (Exit 128) and the eastern terminus of I-90 BUS east to the town of Moorcroft. Highway 51 travels east, passing through the communities of Wyodak and Rozet, south of the Campbell County fairgrounds [1], coal mines, and south of Wyodak power plant.[2][3] Wyoming 51 is the old alignment for US 14/US 16; and for most of its length closely parallels Interstate 90 which carries US 14/US 16. WYO 51 comes to an end at just under 25 miles at US 14/US 16/I-90 BUS.

WYO 51 is signed as a secondary state highway, but not marked from the Interstate 90 interchanges like most secondary state highway frontage roads.[1]

History[edit]

Wyoming Highway 51 is the original alignment of US Route 14 and US Route 16. With the construction of Interstate 90, US 14 and US 16 were realigned onto that highway.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Campbell Gillette 0.00 0.00 I‑90 / US 14 / US 16 / I‑90 Bus. west Western terminus; eastern terminus of I-90 Bus.; exit 128 on I-90
0.81 0.50 I-90.svg Garner Lake Road to I-90
Wyodak 3.78 2.35 I-90.svg Wyodak Road to I-90
Rozet 13.12 8.15 I-90.svg Adon Road to I-90
Crook Moorcroft 24.79 15.40 US 14 / US 16 / I‑90 Bus. to I‑90 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  • Official 2003 State Highway Map of Wyoming

External links[edit]