FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Bryant Section road improvements begin north of Riverton
An $11.91 million highway improvement project to widen 5.74 miles of U.S. 26/Wyoming 789 to a five-lane highway is scheduled to begin next week north of Riverton, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, clearing of trees and grubbing is scheduled to begin along both sides of the highway improvement project. Some fencing work is already under way.
“There will be very little effect on traffic movements at this time, but drivers are encouraged to slow down and use caution through the work zone,” Scheidemantel said.
Prime contractors Rice-Kilroy Construction Co., Inc., of Dubois and High Country Construction Co., of Lander are the prime contractors on the Bryant Section highway improvement project. The companies, through a joint venture, are responsible for grading, draining, asphalt milling, placing crushed gravel base, asphalt paving, removal and replacement of fencing and cattle guards, and other work on 5.74 miles of U.S. 26/Wyoming 789 beginning at milepost 109.67 between Riverton and Shoshoni.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the project to Rice-Kilroy and High Country Construction this July.
“The contractors’ work will include some work in the existing highway this fall, but most of the highway improvements impacting travelers of U.S. 26/Wyoming 789 won’t occur until next spring and summer,” Scheidemantel said.
Completion date for the improvements is June 30, 2012.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 Public Involvement Specialist, at 856-1341.