FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Cody Northeast project starts; pipe detour opens
Dirt work has started and a detour is open on the $10.2 million US 14-A five-lane highway improvement project between Cody and Powell, according to Todd Frost, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Cody.
“The contractor is in full production building fill alongside the highway, starting at milepost 10.06 and working toward Powell,” Frost said. “The contractor is also detouring traffic at a pipe location at milepost 10.06. This will allow the contractor to install the other half of the pipe.”
When this pipe installation is complete, the contractor is expected to move to milepost 10.9 in install another pipe. A detour will also be part of the milepost 10.9 pipe work.
Frost said motorists should expect reduced speeds and possible short delays during the pipe installation. Following the pipe work, traffic will be allowed to use the existing roadway.
Frost said the contractor’s work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. five days a week.
“Motorists can continue to expect reduced speeds and possible delays throughout the project, and delays will not exceed 10 minutes,” Frost said. “By contract, traffic will not be stopped between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.”
Frost said a 12-foot width restriction on trucks is in effect for the project.
High Country Construction Inc. of Lander is the prime contractor on the Cody Northeast Phase 1 project. The prime contractor 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 14-A beginning at milepost 10.05.
The Cody Northeast Phase 1 project is funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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.