WYDOT Reminds Motorists to Enroll in Winter Travel Authorization Program

AFTON (WNE) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind residents and travelers of Wyoming Travel Authorization Program (W-TAP) offerings ahead of the 2022-2023 winter season.

Through W-TAP, drivers can request permission to drive on closed sections of road when it is deemed safe enough to do so. W-TAP includes the Wyoming Authorized Travel (WAT) and Rolling Closure Authorization (RCA) programs.

The WAT application is open to all drivers but requires justification as to why a driver will need to travel on a closed road.

Motorists are allowed to select up to seven road segments when requesting WAT. If a closure takes effect, but is safe for limited travel, WYDOT will issue an authorization and drivers will receive an authorization code via email or website to travel on authorized sections of the highway .

The RCA program is primarily for Wyoming driver’s license holders and allows motorists to drive on roads that are closed due to a rolling closure. Drivers do not need to provide proof of travel as part of the application process, but must agree to the terms of the program.

New users can apply for travel authorization on the W-TAP website, w-tap.wyoroad.info.

Returning users should use the same website to update their selected routes, contact details or other account information as needed. Even if no changes are necessary, users must confirm that they still wish to participate in the program each year.

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