Wyoming

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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Wyoming. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this state might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or state refer to the community links below.

This wiki is currently being appended with state relevant information.


Introduction

Wyoming is a part of the Northwest region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Alaska / Idaho / Montana / Oregon / Washington / Wyoming.


Mapping resources

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Before editing the maps in Wyoming, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

Functional Classifications

The functional classification for Wyoming is dictated by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).


County Maps

These maps may be VERY outdated, and should only be consulted if the above links do not answer your questions.

County FC Maps
Albany County Niobrara County
Big Horn County Natrona County
Campbell County Park County
Carbon County Platte County
Converse County Sheridan County
Crook County Sublette County
Fremont County Sweetwater County
Goshen County Teton County
Hot Springs County Uinta County
Johnson County Washakie County
Laramie County Weston County
Lincoln County


City Maps

These maps may be VERY outdated, and should only be consulted if the above links do not answer your questions.

City FC Maps
Cheyenne (Prior link no longer works) Gillette
Laramie Laramie (Future)
Yellowstone NP


Wyoming Functional Classification Quick Reference

Wyoming Highway Systems
Interstate[a] Interstate Business Loop/Spur US Hwy (incl. some special routes) US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Hwy (incl. some special routes) County Route Locally-maintained
example I-80
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I-90 BUS
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US-87
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US-30 BUS
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WY-212
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Other Freeway n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
Other Expressway n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Other Principal Arterial n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Minor Arterial n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   Minor   Minor 
Major Collector n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
Minor Collector n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
Local/not mapped n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   Street   Street 

^a Interstate 180 in Cheyenne does not conform to the Interstate Highway Standards as it is not a controlled access highway. It is classified as a  Freeway  but routing is set to -1 effectively making it a  Major Highway 


GIS Resources


County GIS
Albany County Fremont County Natrona County Sweetwater County
Big Horn County Goshen County Niobrara County Teton County
Campbell County Hot Springs County Park County Uinta County
Carbon County Johnson County Platte County Washakie County
Converse County Laramie County Sheridan County Weston County[a]
Crook County Lincoln County Sublette County

^a PDF maps only.

Misc Resources

Wyoming roadside rest areas and information centers. Be sure to follow Rest Area standards.


Community

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The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to Wyoming.

Area Managers for Wyoming can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

Northwest Discord Server

Wyoming utilizes Discord, which is used to chat with local editors and area/state/regional management. If you're a new/existing editor in Wyoming or even if you're just visiting and want to relay information to local editors you can do so by clicking the link below to jump into the group.

Join the Northwest Region Discord Server

Discord is a free app available on many devices including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

US Discord Server

Join the USA Discord Server. The US Discord Server is the main server of editors in the USA. It features region channels for cross collaboration between all editors. This is separate from the Northwest Region Discord Server which is strictly for conversations among NWR editors.



Cities and towns

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One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.

There is an error in the Waze Map Editor (WME) which periodically sets the state to Montana or Utah when creating new segments in Wyoming. This has also been seen with base map roads that have never been touched. When adding new segments, please ensure that the state is correctly set to Wyoming. Existing roads that are edited with other than Wyoming as the state will throw an error when saving.
Map of Wyoming Counties


Major roads

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Wyoming follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

WYDOT is actively converting over 2,500 miles of highway to 70 mph speed limits.

State highway naming

Wyoming Highway

State highways are to be named WY-###.

County road naming

Wyoming County
County roads with the name designation of "County Road ##" or "Co Rd ##" are to be named in Waze as CR-##.

County roads with the name designation of "County Lane ##" or "Co Ln ##" are to be named in Waze as Co Ln ##.

Locking standard

In Wyoming we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Wyoming Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  5
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Note: Certain roads may be locked higher than the above minimums. Please do not lower locks unless approved by the RC or a Wyoming SM.


Roads named N, S, E or W

If you encounter any roads that are named N, S, E, or W, you must add a period (.) to the end of the letter. For example, West N Street is abbreviated as W N. St. This ensures the TTS system reads the road name as "West N Street" and not "West North Street".

U-turns

U-turns in Wyoming are permitted when:[1]

  1. The u-turn can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.
  2. Not upon any curve, or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from either direction within five hundred (500) feet.
  3. Not explicitly prohibited by signage or local municipal law.

For Waze routing, u-turns should only be enabled where they provide the potential for improved routing, which includes recovering from missed turns. A common example is a median-divided primary street that has homes/businesses with their driveways/entrances directly on it, where reaching them would otherwise require lengthy, multi-turn deviations through side roads in order to end up on the correct side of the median.

^1 Wyoming Revised Statute §31-5-215

Road Elevations

These are the general guidelines for elevation in Wyoming:

  • Drivable and non-drivable segments are handled the same way with elevation.
  • Set elevation to ground in most cases.
    • Segment(s) passing over other segment(s), rivers, major waterways, and all bridges shall have higher elevation, relative to ground.
    • Only elevate/lower the actual bridge/tunnel section of the road.
    • Elevation of overlapping segments should be set relative to each other, with the lowest segment as Ground (unless a tunnel).
    • Tunneled segments shall have lower elevation, relative to ground.
    • Only segments that "cannot see the sky" should have negative elevation (i.e. tunnels).
    • Only set elevation as low/high as necessary.
  • If you use the Bridge tool to join segments, be aware that it raises the elevation of the joined segment. Lower the joined segment as appropriate.
  • "Seagull" guidelines apply to elevation in Wyoming.
    • Bridges should be cut at the start/end of the bridge.
    • Tunnels should be cut at least 15m/50ft before and after the tunnel, to allow time for the GPS to regain signal.
    • Do not cut segments for elevation purposes if the bridge/tunnel starts/stops within 60m/200ft of an existing junction.

Speed Limits

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Wyoming Interstates include segments with 80 mph speed limits. These limits have already been applied according to WYDOT provided information.[1] Additionally, select highways fall under variable speed limits. These segments shall contain speed limit data for the highest posted and legal speed limit. At times, speed limits will be reduced by WYDOT due to inclement weather, traffic conditions or average motorist speeds. When speed limit reductions are in place, they are considered temporary and should not be reflected in the Waze map.

Live variable speed limit data is provided by WYDOT at the Wyoming Travel Information Map

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Some speed limits in Wyoming have day and night provisions. The speed data in Waze should only include the fastest legal speed limit. This will prevent drivers from getting the "red speedometer" when traveling during the day.

^1 Wyoming 80 MPH speed limits



Special roads

Drivable roads

Wyoming follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

Wyoming Alleys

Alleys are driveable roads that often provide access to the rear of a business or residence. They can be an important part of the map for routing purposes especially for places with rear access only and for drivers starting a route from an alley.

Mapping alleys in Wyoming is permitted with the following guidelines:

  • Alleys should always be mapped if
  • they have an official name.
  • they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys may be mapped if
  • they are acknowledged by the municipality.
  • there is evidence from Update Requests, Map Problems, or GPS traces that the alley is traveled regularly.
  • If an alley does not meet the above criteria, carefully consider whether the alley should be drawn at all, and this should include consulting with editing peers. The potential to negatively impact routing does exist, so be sure and follow the rules below.

When mapping alleys, use the following rules:

  1. Public alleys are to be mapped as a  Parking Lot Road  and named Alley when otherwise unnamed.
  2. Private or gated alleys are to be mapped as a  Private Road  with no name unless otherwise named.
  3. When adding an alley segment, House Numbers and Stop Points should be bumped to ensure the entrance is closest to the primary access point. Keep in mind some residences or business may have dual access. In such cases, default to the main road.[a]

Considerations:

  • Consider destination routing for alleys which will be closer to the destination pins for house numbers, or from Google, as this can cause all navigation to all the addresses on that block to route onto the alley instead. It may be better not to map these alleys. Bumping or adding the House Number in Waze should override the Google search result location.
  • Some alleys are one-way while others are two-way. Set the segment direction correctly.
  • If you have any doubts about whether to add an alley, consult peer editors or a higher ranking editor.


^a Google address pins may need adjusting as well.



Closures

When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.

Because of the mountain terrain and harsh winter driving conditions, a handful of state and US routes close seasonally each winter. Standard real-time closures should be implemented for these situations..

WYDOT Closures / Advisories / Restrictions

Northwest Area

Grand Teton Seasonal Closure (permalinks)
Name Closure Date Segment(permalink) Comment(Permalink)
Grand Teton Pass (W. Gate) Seasonal https://goo.gl/7zQABZ https://goo.gl/ayz2LC
Grand Teton Pass (E. Gate) Seasonal https://goo.gl/7VBPKV https://goo.gl/E57nq7
Granite Canyon Trailhead - Moose/Wilson Rd (GTNP) 11/1 - Mid May https://goo.gl/18urHS https://goo.gl/8b8Qu9
Death Canyon Trailhead - Moose/Wilson Rd (GTNP) 11/1 - Mid May https://goo.gl/XdXSnx https://goo.gl/2EnsTZ
Signal Mountain Summit Rd (GTNP) 11/1 - Mid May https://goo.gl/dGHjWx https://goo.gl/fBjKKg
Taggart Lake Trailhead - Teton Park Rd (GTNP) 11/1 - 4/30 https://goo.gl/Wgqvn8 https://goo.gl/jZFjvd
Signal Mountain Lodge - Teton Park Rd (GTNP) 11/1 - 4/30 https://goo.gl/LGmYZM https://goo.gl/4BVnF4
Yellowstone National Park Seasonal Closure (permalinks)
Name Closure Date Segment(permalink) Comment(Permalink)
Beartooth Highway (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana) 10/05 - 5/24 https://goo.gl/jodmit https://goo.gl/kWd8Ev
Beartooth Highway (Red Lodge, Montana to US 212) 10/05 - 5/24 https://goo.gl/8nr2NP https://goo.gl/1WhRtM
Tower Fall to Canyon Junction - "Dunraven Pass" (YNP) 10/09 - 5/24 https://goo.gl/24nzNk https://goo.gl/ogQ9us
Canyon Junction to Tower Fall 10/09 - 5/24 https://goo.gl/FfK33n https://goo.gl/54u3f6
West Entrance to Madison 11/05 - 4/19 https://goo.gl/CfbtZG https://goo.gl/Zi1PE9
Madison to West Entrance 11/05 - 4/19 https://goo.gl/YJ74R4 https://goo.gl/mmYn4u
Mammoth to Old Faithful 11/05 - 4/19 https://goo.gl/anqEZK https://goo.gl/XbQ4Hj
Old Faithful to Madison 11/05 - 4/19 https://goo.gl/m2Ptsr https://goo.gl/sPB26P
Norris to Canyon 11/05 - 4/19 https://goo.gl/kQN6yj https://goo.gl/NLevLf
Canyon to Norris 11/05 - 4/19 https://goo.gl/TqhYmz https://goo.gl/2e7mkK
East Entrance to "Sylvan Pass" Lake Village (Fishing Bridge) 11/05 - 5/03 https://goo.gl/hB5weP https://goo.gl/fwgRNh
Lake Village (Fishing Bridge) to East Entrance 11/05 - 5/03 https://goo.gl/H31BfY https://goo.gl/NHZFLB
Canyon Village to Lake Village (Fishing Bridge) 11/05 - 5/03 https://goo.gl/pL9Vw4 https://goo.gl/5Y9NnM
Lake Village (Fishing Bridge) to Canyon Junction 11/05 - 5/03 https://goo.gl/ukdaTW https://goo.gl/a6ZjPo
South Entrance to West Thumb 11/05 - 5/10 https://goo.gl/4rXKwL https://goo.gl/uzHdsj
West Thumb to South Entrance 11/05 - 5/10 https://goo.gl/hizQzR https://goo.gl/HygJ3r
Lake Village (Fishing Bridge) to West Thumb 11/05 - 5/10 https://goo.gl/C6iShu https://goo.gl/NHZFLB
West Thumb to Lake Village (Fishing Bridge) 11/05 - 5/10 https://goo.gl/PHwQvu https://goo.gl/HygJ3r
West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass) 11/05 - 5/10 https://goo.gl/NqKGjB https://goo.gl/HygJ3r
Old Faithful (Craig Pass) to West Thumb 11/05 - 5/10 https://goo.gl/zXZ1Bw https://goo.gl/b5bEHG
Tower Junction to Tower Fall (Full length segment) 11/05 - 5/10 https://goo.gl/wsMTbv https://goo.gl/3XnWfM

Northeast Area

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Southwest Area

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Southeast Area

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Central Area

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Places

Wyoming follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.


Parking Lots

In general, do not add places for parking lots that are not for public use, general purpose or are not distinctive and significant.

Appropriate examples:

  • Named parking lots at an airport. These types of lots are sought after by drivers whether it be long-term parking or short term parking. This applies to both free and paid parking.
  • Any "Park and Ride" or similar lots catering to commuters.
  • Parking structures that are independent of malls, campuses or businesses.

Inappropriate examples:

  • A large parking lot that is part of a shopping center. These lots should be included in the shopping center area place.
  • Any employee, student or private resident parking.
  • Any street parking, public or private.


Cameras

Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

When adding a camera, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in Wyoming.

There is no state law regulating red light or speed cameras in Wyoming. However, there are NO cameras present in any municipality and all cameras added to the map should be removed or allowed to expire.



To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.


This state does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the Wyoming section of the Waze forums to discuss creating one.


Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Wyoming. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Wyoming, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Wyoming, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Wyoming is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this state and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

Wyoming — Area, State, Country Managers, and Regional Coordinators
Regional Coordinator(s):
[RC] ply8808 (PM)  Profile L6.png
Username
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Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Northwest region)
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ply8808(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Countrywide BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge CountryManager.png
Northwest Regional Coordinator
Based in Arizona
AlanOfTheBerg(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Countrywide Badge GlobalChamp.pngBadge CountryManager.png
Based in Oregon
bretmcvey(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
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  Bret McVey
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Based in Nebraska
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  David
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US Country Mgr - AZ Resident
State Managers (Northwest region)
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Greater Omaha Area
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
Onmywaysir(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Eastern Central Wyoming Badge AreaManager.png
Based in NC
Timberhawk(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
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  Kevin D Babiuk
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Wyoming resident
ReuberNinja(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Yellowstone NP Badge AreaManager.png
Based in Las Vegas, NV
dmee92(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Laramie/Cheyenne Badge AreaManager.png
Based in Minnesota


The following editors are also editing in the state and may be working towards an Area Manager position. Feel free to contact them for assistance in their respective areas.

Other Area Editors (Add to or edit this section)
Username General Editing Area Comments
CSTrimble(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Laramie and Albany Counties Wyoming resident
FacetiousSequoia(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Cheyenne Frequent traveler


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