FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Paving nearly complete between Cody and Powell
About a week of paving remains on the $10.2 million US 14-A five-lane highway improvement project between Cody and Powell, weather permitting, according to Todd Frost, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Cody.
“When the asphalt wearing course is completed and the road is striped, we’ll return the traffic speed to 65 mph except in one location,” Frost said. “Guardrail will soon be installed at the Garland Canal crossing, and at that location we’ll restrict traffic to two lanes with a reduced speed limit until that work has been completed.”
“Other work remaining to be completed includes seeding and fencing. There may be reduced speed limits in place while this work is being completed,” Frost said.
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.
“We’d like to express our thanks to the many daily commuters and travelers of US 14-A for their patience and understanding during this project,” Frost said. “Reconstruction of this corridor, when complete, will serve the citizens of Park County very well for many years.”
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.