FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Lost Creek bridge replacement project begins
The bridge over Lost Creek near Ten Sleep is being removed and rebuilt beginning this week, according to Dan McAfee, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Worland.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $331,433 project to D.W. Oxendahl Construction of Worden, Mont., last October.
The project includes grading, draining, removal and replacement of the bridge and other work on Washakie County Road 80, about 50 miles south of Ten Sleep.
“The new 50-foot bridge will be on a similar alignment as the current bridge. A detour bridge will be used to carry traffic during construction, and there will be no disruption to traffic while the new bridge is being constructed,” McAfee said.
The Lost Creek bridge replacement project is being funded through WYDOT’s Bridge Replacement “Off System” Program, which exists to replace eligible bridges that are unsafe due to structural deficiencies, physical deterioration, and/or function obsolescence. The BROS program is a federally funded bridge replacement program to reduce the number of deficient off-system bridges within Wyoming.
Funding for the project includes 90.5 percent in federal-aid funds and 9.5 percent Washakie County funds.
Contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2009.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Dan McAfee, 347-2822.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public involvement specialist, at 856-1341.