Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bridge rehabilitation project scheduled in Ten Sleep
Rehabilitation of bridges is continuing in the Big Horn Basin, and rehabilitation of a fourth bridge on Wyoming 434 in Ten Sleep is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 12, according to Dan McAfee, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Worland.
Prime contractor Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne is continuing work on bridges in Big Horn, Hot Springs and Park counties, while work on the Wyoming 434 bridge in Washakie County begins next week.
"A 10-foot width restriction will be in place for the Ten Sleep bridge. This width restriction will be strict, as the entire bridge deck is scheduled for repairs," McAfee said. "Please keep that in mind if you need to travel Wyoming 434 south of Ten Sleep."
Temporary traffic signals are in place, with single-lane alternating traffic, currently at the Bighorn Lake causeway east of Lovell on U.S. 14A at milepost 56.89."Repairs are complete, and no traffic delays will occur until an epoxy overlay is placed on the bridge in September," he said.
Another set of temporary traffic signals are in place, with single-lane alternating traffic, at the railroad overpass bridge on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 south of Thermopolis at milepost 128.47 near the Bighorn River. "Again, a 10-foot width restriction is in place, with delays of three to five minutes," McAfee said.
McAfee said concrete bridge deck repair, expansion joint replacement, new deck drain installation, and girder reinforcement is ongoing at the bridge near Thermopolis. "Improvements are scheduled to be completed in August, and the concrete barrier will be removed. An epoxy overlay on the bridge and installation of new guardrail is scheduled in September," he said.
The Shoshone River bridge (Corbett Bridge) on U.S. 14A is also being repaired. The bridge is located at milepost 6.52 between Cody and Powell. "This phase of work will include replacement of expansion joints on either side of the bridge, and work will include an epoxy overlay and maintenance of the bearing pads at a later date," McAfee said. "Construction will take place on half of the three-lane bridge at a time with one driving lane open in each direction."
During the improvements at Corbett Bridge, a 10-foot width restriction is in place. "Larger loads will be able to pass through the project only with advance notification and coordination with the contractor," McAfee said.
The $1.8 million contract has a completion date of Oct. 31, 2013. The improvements include bridge rehabilitation on five bridges in Big Horn, Park, Washakie and Fremont counties.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Dan McAfee, (307) 347-2822.
MEDIA: Questions about this news release may be directed to WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers at (307) 856-1341.