Federal Boulevard lanes to close this week and next week for Park/Federal traffic signal installation
A $905,000 highway safety and lighting project is continuing at the Park Street/Federal Boulevard intersection in Riverton, according to Ron Hoffman, Wyoming Department of Transportation project inspector in Riverton.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 22, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 23, the old traffic signal is scheduled to be shut down, dismantled and removed.
“During this work, three of five lanes of Federal Boulevard will be shut down, and a single lane of traffic will be open for northbound and southbound traffic,” Hoffman said. “Park Street will also be closed at Federal Boulevard. Drivers are encouraged to use other routes and avoid the Federal-Park intersection.”
Federal Boulevard and Park Street are scheduled to reopen to unrestricted traffic on Sunday, Oct. 24, but the three-lane closure of Federal and the Park Street closure is scheduled to resume Monday, Oct. 25, through Wednesday, Oct. 27, for installation of the intersection’s new traffic signal.
The new traffic signal will not be operational until mid-November. Park Street traffic will be controlled with stop signs until the new traffic signal is operational.
Other single-lane closures are scheduled for Park Street and Federal Boulevard while improvements continue on the intersection.
Work is also continuing at the Honor Farm/Country Acres roads intersection as part of the same project. This aspect of the project includes installation of a new progressive lighting system and flashing beacons on U.S. 26/Wyoming 789. While some of the work is complete, including the Honor Farm and Country Acres roadways, some work remains involving the overhead flashing beacon.
“Once the overhead beacon is installed, we’re expecting the lights to be activated this fall,” Hoffman said.
Completion date for the improvements is June 30, 2011.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 Public Involvement Specialist, at 856-1341.