FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Garland Canal bridge work nearly complete between Cody and Powell
Work on the new Garland Canal bridge is nearly complete 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.
“This structure should be completed next week,” Frost said. “Our prime contractor High Country Construction, Inc., of Lander is currently scheduled to return to the project March 22 and divert traffic to the new bridge, and remove the detour at the Garland Canal prior to April 1.”
Garland Canal is located at milepost 13.52 on US 14-A.
About April 1, the contractor’s schedule calls for resuming construction on the highway.
“Motorists may start seeing minor traffic delays the week of March 22,” 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.”
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 being funded through 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.