FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
Greybull Rest Area closes for improvements
A rest area improvement project is continuing in northwest Wyoming.
The Greybull Rest Area closes Jan. 20 until further notice, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.
Greybull Rest Area is on US 14-16-20 west of Greybull.
“The improvements to the Greybull facility will improve our ability to serve the public at the rest area in the future,” Smith said.
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 Gooseberry Rest Area on WYO 120 between Thermopolis and Meeteetse.
The 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.