FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Riverton-Shoshoni highway improvements begin
Guardrail removal and other roadway work is under way on 3.9 miles of US 26/WYO 789 between Riverton and Shoshoni, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.
The preliminary work is part of a $1.52 million asphalt overlay project north of Riverton beginning at milepost 115.4, about 10 miles north of Riverton.
“Paving will include leveling and a two-inch asphalt overlay and chip seal,” Scheidemantel said. “Paving should begin by mid-July.”
Work hours on the project are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with flaggers during paving and the chip seal,” Scheidemantel said. “Please slow down when you encounter this work for your safety and the safety of the workers..”
The prime contractor is Western Wyoming Construction Co., of Lander. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the bid to Western Wyoming in April; the project is being funded through federal transportation stimulus funding.
Expected work on the $1.52 million project includes rotomilling of existing pavement, asphalt paving, chip sealing and other work on 3.9 miles of US 26 between Riverton and Shoshoni.
Completion date for the improvements is Sept. 30, 2010.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public involvement specialist, at 856-1341.