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Crews will start paving work on a 13-mile section of I-80 near Elk Mountain on May 31

Crews will start paving work on a 13-mile section of I-80 near Elk Mountain on May 31

Date: 05/24/2016 

Drivers on a 13-mile, eastbound section of I-80 near Elk Mountain will encounter reduced speeds and a single-lane closure starting May 31 as crews complete paving work. Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne will be doing the paving work between the Elk Mountain and Cooper Cove interchanges. Workers will be installing a 1-inch, high performance asphalt wearing course to provide better traction and a smoother ride, and to prevent water from seeping into the joint between the two lanes.  The paving is all that remains of a $7.3 million project the Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded...

Transportation Commission schedules June 2 teleconference

Transportation Commission schedules June 2 teleconference

Date: 05/24/2016 

The Wyoming Transportation Commission has scheduled a special teleconference meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 2 to consider bids for providing utility materials for the Harney Street Viaduct project in Laramie. For more information on the meeting or to arrange to participate in the teleconference, please contact Commission Secretary Sandy Scott at (307) 777-4007. The Harney Street Viaduct project will replace the aging Clark Street Viaduct with a new structure about a third of a mile to the north. WYDOT expects to seek bids for the bridge construction portion of the project this fall. The...

Transportation Commission awards $23 million in contracts at May meeting

Transportation Commission awards $23 million in contracts at May meeting

Date: 05/23/2016 

Bridge reconstruction and overlay work will move to the eastbound lanes on a 2-mile section of I-80 near Pine Bluffs during the 2016 and 2017 construction seasons. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded an $8 million contract to SEMA Construction Inc. and Subsidiaries of Centennial, Colo., during its meeting on May 19. That was the largest contract the commission awarded out of a total of $23 million in contracts for 15 projects throughout the state. In 2014, the commission awarded similar work on the 2-mile section of I-80 for the westbound lanes, which will be completed in June. “We’re...

Repairs will cause bridge lane closures near Saratoga

Repairs will cause bridge lane closures near Saratoga

Date: 05/20/2016 

Traffic will be down to one lane over a bridge north of Saratoga on WYO 130 starting on Monday, May 23 as workers make repairs. Flaggers will be on each end of the bridge controlling traffic while crews complete the repairs. One lane of alternating traffic will be allowed to cross the bridge at a time. The speed limit will be reduced to 10 mph in the work zone, and motorists should expect about a 10- to 15-minute delay. The work is anticipated to be completed by late spring or early summer. “Motorists are asked to slow down, obey posted speed limits and watch out for workers when driving in the...

Motorists will see detours on US 85 southbound ramp to I-25

Motorists will see detours on US 85 southbound ramp to I-25

Date: 05/13/2016 

Traffic using the US 85 southbound ramp to access I-25 north and south near Cheyenne will be detoured starting Monday, May 16 so crews can do concrete slab replacement.  Motorists will be detoured onto Yellowstone Road (WYO 219) southbound to the Iron Mountain intersection. Traffic will then head west onto Iron Mountain Road (WYO 211) to I-25. The detour will be in place for about two weeks while crews from Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne tear out the old concrete and put in new concrete on the ramp, said Wayne Shenefelt, resident engineer with the Wyoming Department of Transportation...

Wyoming Department of Transportation
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009
307-777-4375

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