The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Harney Street construction kickoff event scheduled for Thursday, March 9 has been canceled due to weather, according to a WYDOT news release.

Thursday's weather predicts sustained winds of 29 mph, gusts of up to 47 mph are possible .

Work will continue on the new viaduct, which will replace the 53-year-old Clark Street viaduct. The Clark Street viaduct has physical deterioration and doesn’t have the appropriate width to accommodate vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

The viaduct work is part of 1.33 miles of construction that also includes connecting traffic with Snowy Range Road, WYO 230 and widening the Laramie River Bridge to four lanes. WYDOT will construct a new section of Snowy Range Road across the railroad tracks. The road will curve around the west side of the community and connect to the existing Snowy Range Road.

WYDOT spent several years of research on the viaduct, which including taking public comment to determine the best location for the new viaduct.

The new viaduct will provide continuous east-west transportation system connection that will better serve corridor traffic movements through Laramie. It will also provide transportation service, increased capacity and improved functionality needed for future growth, according to the release.

The work will improve safety, and will provide transportation service that is consistent with local transportation and land use plans.