FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Cody asphalt overlay project begins
A $1.86 million asphalt overlay paving project is under way on nearly two miles of US 14-16-20 beginning at the Stampede Avenue intersection and heading east in Cody, according to Todd Frost, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Cody.
The 1.67-mile project begins at milepost 52.97 (the intersection of US 14-16-20 and Stampede Avenue in Cody) and goes to milepost 54.641 (just east of the intersection of WYO 120 and U.S. 14-16-20).
“The part of the project between Stampede Avenue and Taco Bell will have two inches of asphalt milled from the road and it will be replaced with two inches of asphalt and an asphalt wearing course,” Frost said. “Between Taco Bell and Wyoming 120, work will involve a one-inch asphalt leveling course and a two-inch overlay and asphalt wearing course.”
Frost said the Beck Lake Bridge will be repaired as part of the project. “The bridge deck overlay will be done at night, and this work will require two nights,” Frost said.
Work started on the Beck Lake Bridge on Monday, July 27.
“The overlay is scheduled to start on Aug. 17 and should be completed by Sept. 15,” Frost said. “Work will be done on half of the roadway while two-way traffic is carried on the other half.”
The prime contractor is Mountain Construction Co., of Lovell.
The prime contractor is responsible for grading, placing plant mix, asphalt paving surfacing and asphalt wearing course, bridge deck repair, landscaping and other work on 1.67 miles of US 14-16-20.
Contract completion date is Oct. 15, 2010.
“During the improvements, drivers should expect short traffic delays and reduced speed limits,” Frost said. “Please slow down through the work zone, and be safe.”
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public involvement specialist, at 856-1341.