FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Work near for Cody Northeast Phase 1 project
Prime contractor High Country Construction Inc. of Lander is expected to begin moving equipment this week to the $10.2 million US 14A five-lane highway improvement project between Cody and Powell, according to Todd Frost, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Cody.
“The contractor is expected to start work by stripping topsoil from its staging area and the borrow area off the roadway,” Frost said. “There will be no impacts to traffic with this work.”
Frost said the contractor’s work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. five days a week.
In addition to the work at the staging and borrow areas, the contractor is expected to begin stripping topsoil from the beginning of the project toward Powell.
Frost said gravel crushing is expected to begin in the Loeper Pit in July.
Large roadway pipes will be placed between July and September, and “traffic will be detoured so the new pipes can be placed through the existing roadway,” Frost said.
A detour is scheduled to be built this fall at the Garland Canal, and traffic will begin using the detour in about November. A new bridge is scheduled to be built this winter and be finished by April 1, 2010, prior to irrigation water being turned into the canal.
High Country Construction’s schedule calls for paving to tentatively begin in May 2010, with paving completed in July 2010.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $10.2 million Cody Northeast Phase 1 bid to High Country Construction Inc. on May 28; the project is being funded through federal transportation stimulus funding.
High Country Construction Inc. is responsible for grading, draining, placing crushed gravel, asphalt paving, removal and replacement of bridges and guardrail, fencing and other work on 3.85 miles of US 14A beginning at milepost 10.05.
Contract completion date is Oct. 15, 2010.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Todd Frost, 587-2220.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public involvement specialist, at 856-1341.