FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
Diversion Dam Rest Area reopens
A rest area improvement project is continuing in northwest Wyoming.
The Diversion Dam Rest Area reopened Jan. 13, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.
Diversion Dam Rest Area is on US 26-287 between Riverton and Dubois.
“The improvements to the Diversion Dam facility improve our ability to serve the public at the rest area,” Smith said.
Gooseberry Rest Area remains closed until further notice.
Gooseberry Rest Area is on WYO 120 between Thermopolis and Meeteetse.
L.M. Olson Inc., of Rawlins, is the prime contractor on the $2.2 million rest area improvement project. Improvements are under way at the Sweetwater Station Rest Area on US 287 southeast of Lander and south of Riverton, Waltman Rest Area between Shoshoni and Casper on US 20-26, and Greybull Rest Area on US 14-16-20 near Greybull. Improvements have been completed at South Pass Rest Area and Diversion Dam Rest Area.
The northwest Wyoming rest area improvement project includes building demolition, additions and other upgrades to existing buildings, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; and site improvements and modifications, including storm sewer, sidewalks, picnic arbor modifications, masonry, landscaping, playgrounds, and other work.
The rest area improvement project is being funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Completion date for the project is Aug. 27, 2010.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Erik Smith, 332-4151.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public involvement specialist, at 856-1341.