FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Bryant Section road improvements resume 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 has resumed north of Riverton, according to Kent Herren, Wyoming Department of Transportation project inspector in Riverton.
The contractor is currently working off the edge of the roadway. “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,” Herren 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 in July 2010.
Completion date for the improvements is June 30, 2012.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public relations specialist, at 856-1341.