FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Rattlesnake Ridge project to begin near Worland
The 3.11-mile Rattlesnake Ridge highway improvement project is scheduled to begin this month on U.S. 16 east of Worland, according to Dan McAfee, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Worland.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $6.43 million Rattlesnake Ridge project to Oftedal Construction Co., of Casper on Aug. 19.
The project includes grading, draining, placement of crushed gravel base, asphalt surfacing, culvert extensions, fencing, signing and other work on 3.11 miles of U.S. 16, beginning at milepost 4.87 between Worland and Ten Sleep.
“The new highway includes two sets of passing lanes in the uphill sections of Rattlesnake Ridge, and two new turning lanes will be built to accommodate the needs of industry,” McAfee said. “There will be limited disruption on the highway this fall and winter. Most work this fall and winter will involve grading, fencing, culvert work and rock crushing.”
Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2011.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 Public Involvement Specialist, at 856-1341.