Wyoming Highway 76

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Wyoming Highway 76 marker

Wyoming Highway 76
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length: 6.54 mi[1] (10.53 km)
Major junctions
West end: No image wide.svg No image wide.svg No image wide.svg No image wide.svg Business plate.svg
I-80.svg US 30.svg US 287.svg Business Loop 80.svg US 30.svg I‑80 / US 30 / US 287 / I‑80 Bus. / US 30 Bus. in Rawlins
East end: I‑80 / US 30 / US 287 in Sinclair
Location
Counties: Carbon
Highway system

State highways in Wyoming

WYO 74 WYO 77
WYO 28 US 30.svg WYO 30
WYO 273 US 287.svg WYO 290

Wyoming Highway 76 (WYO 76) is a 6.54-mile (10.53 km) long east-west Wyoming state highway in Carbon County that travels from Rawlins to Sinclair.

Route description[edit]

Highway 76 is the former routing of U.S. Routes 30 and 287 and still closely parallels their new route on Interstate 80. Highway 76 begins its west end at exit 215 of I-80 / US 30 / US 287 and the eastern terminus of I-80 Business / US 30 Business. Highway 76 heads east, running south of the interstate, but closely paralleling it until the town of Sinclair where I-80 / US 30 / US 287 pass over Highway 76 as it turns north and heads into town as S. 9th Street.[2] At just over 4 miles, WYO 76 turns east on Lincoln Avenue (Exit 219 can be reached by heading west on Lincoln Avenue). Highway 76 continues east through the town of Sinclair as Lincoln Avenue, but now is on the north side of I-80. Shortly after leaving the town center, WYO 76 nears exit 221 of I-80/US 30/US 287 where it ends at 6.54 miles[2]

Exit 215 of Interstate 80 does not mention Highway 76, but there are trailblazer signs along its routing.[1]

History[edit]

In 1938, Highway 76 started out as the designation for Battle Mountain Road, which is the present-day routing of Highway 70 between Baggs and Riverside. At that time, the Highway 70 designation was applied to the current routing of Highway from Walcott Junction south into Saratoga, then south through Riverside into Colorado, then northeast into Laramie via Woods Landing.[1]

Today's current routing of Highway 76 is the former alignment of US 30 / US 287 between I-80 (Exit 215) at Rawlins east to the East Sinclair interchange of I-80 (Exit 221).[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Carbon County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Rawlins 0.00 0.00
I‑80 Bus. west / US 30 Bus. west
Continuation beyond I-80; eastern terminus of I-80 Bus. / US 30 Bus
0.00 0.00 I‑80 / US 30 / US 287 – Laramie, Rock Springs Western terminus; exit 215 on I-80 / US 30 / US 287
Sinclair 4.20 2.61 I-80.svg US 30.svg US 287.svg Lincoln Avenue to I‑80 / US 30 / US 287
6.54 4.06 I‑80 / US 30 / US 287 – Laramie, Rock Springs Eastern terminus; exit 221 on I-80 / US 30 / US 287
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Wyoming @ AARoads.com - Wyoming Routes 000-099
  2. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Wyoming Highway 76". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://goo.gl/maps/LQ1IG. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  • Official 2003 State Highway Map of Wyoming

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