Wyoming Department of Transportation

Bridge rehabilitation work/paving scheduled north of Lander

Date: 03/08/2011 




March 8, 2011


Bridge rehabilitation work/paving scheduled north of Lander


A $2.88 million bridge rehabilitation project/asphalt pavement overlay is scheduled to begin this month on U.S. 287 between Lander and Fort Washakie, according to Kevin Hart, Wyoming Department of Transportation project inspector in Lander.


The first phase of the project will involve rehabilitation of the bridge over the North Fork of the Popo Agie River near Milford.


“There will be traffic delays up to several minutes as workers repair the bridge deck, guardrail and curb,” said Hart. “During this work, traffic movements will be limited to a single lane of travel, and traffic will be controlled with portable traffic signals. Drivers are asked to be patient during this important work.”


The second phase of the project will involve asphalt milling, asphalt paving and other work on the eight-mile project, which begins at milepost 2 between Lander and Fort Washakie.


Hart said the project includes bridge deck repair, asphalt paving, and other work on eight miles of U.S. 287.


The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $2.88 million project to McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland in January.


“Once paving activities begin in June, drivers should expect traffic delays. Traffic will be led through the work zone by pilot vehicles. Please obey posted speed limits during this highway improvement project,” Hart said.


Project completion date is Sept. 30, 2011.


WYDOT contact for this project is resident engineer Erik Smith at (307) 332-4151.


MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public relations specialist, at (307) 856-1341.

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