Wyoming Highway 487

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Wyoming Highway 487 marker

Wyoming Highway 487
Shirley Basin Road
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length: 71.56 mi[1] (115.16 km)
Existed: Mid 1970's[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 30 / US 287 in Medicine Bow
  WYO 77
WYO 77
North end: WYO 220
Location
Counties: Carbon, Natrona
Highway system

State highways in Wyoming

WYO 452 WYO 514
WYO 74 WY-75.svg WYO 76

Wyoming Highway 487 is a state highway in northeastern Carbon County, Wyoming and southeastern Natrona County, Wyoming that runs from its south end at US 30/US 287 to a north end at WYO 220.

Route description[edit]

Wyoming Highway 487 begins its south end at US 30/US 287 (Old Lincoln Hwy.) in Medicine Bow. WYO 487 travels north towards Shirley Basin and intersects WYO 77 at 22.1 miles (35.6 km), that route's southern terminus. Again WYO 487 intersects WYO 77 at its north end, but at 45 miles (72 km). WYO 487 travels another 27 miles (43 km) to its north end at Wyoming Highway 220 which is located 11 miles (18 km) NE of Alcova and 19 miles (31 km) SE of Evansville.

History[edit]

WY-75.svg

Wyoming Highway 75 was created during the early 1970s with the inception of the Wyoming secondary state route system. Highway 75 was routed along the path of present day Wyoming Highway 487 between the two junctions of current Wyoming Highway 77 in Shirley Basin. When Wyoming 487 was rerouted over Highway 75, old WYO 487 was recommissioned as WYO 77, and WYO 75 was decommissioned. The renumbering occurred in the mid-1970s.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Carbon Medicine Bow 0.00 0.00 US 30 / US 287 Southern Terminus of WYO 487
  22.1 35.6 WYO 77 Southern Terminus of WYO 77
  45.0 72.4 WYO 77 Northern Terminus of WYO 77
Natrona   71.56 115.16 WYO 220 NorthernTerminus of WYO 487
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  • Official 2003 State Highway Map of Wyoming
  • GoogleMaps

External links[edit]