Wyoming Department of Transportation
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Gooseberry Rest Area reopens

Date: 05/18/2010 

08:24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Monday, May 17, 2010
 
Gooseberry Rest Area reopens
 
A rest area improvement project is continuing in northwest Wyoming.
 
The Gooseberry Rest Area reopened Friday, May 14, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.
 
The Gooseberry Rest Area is located on Wyoming 120 between Thermopolis and Meeteetse.
 
“The improvements to the Gooseberry facility improve our ability to serve the public at the rest area,” Smith said.
 
L.M. Olson, Inc., of Rawlins is the prime contractor on the $2.2 million rest area improvement project.
 
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: Questions about this news release may be directed to Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public relations specialist, at 856-1341.
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