FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 19, 2009
Paving crew working in Lander area next week
A Wyoming Department of Transportation asphalt paving crew will be working in the Lander area on Monday, June 22.
Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to begin about six miles south of Lander on WYO 28 near Willow Creek. Between Tuesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 25, the paving crew is scheduled for work from the junction of US 287/WYO 789 in Lander north toward Hudson on WYO 789.
“We are contacting Lander businesses that will be impacted by our operations, and we appreciate the patience of everyone so we can complete this needed road maintenance,” said Don Detimore of Lander, area maintenance supervisor for WYDOT. “Our intent is to minimize interference with the businesses as much as possible.”
Detimore said the three-day project should help WYDOT “keep work areas small enough to move traffic quickly past the operation and keep delays to a minimum.”
The WYDOT paving operation consists of a paving crew, a roller operator and numerous WYDOT trucks hauling the hot asphalt.
“Please obey posted speed limits during the paving operation, and obey flaggers and traffic control for safety’s sake,” said Cody Beers, WYDOT public involvement specialist in Riverton. “In work zones, pay attention or pay the price.”
Other WYDOT hot-mix patching is tentatively scheduled near South Pass (June 29-July 1), Dubois (July 6-9), Riverton (July 13-15), and Shoshoni (July 16 and July 20).
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public involvement specialist, 856-1341.