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Slope flattening project to begin north of Fort Washakie

Date: 03/08/2011 

01:16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
March 8, 2011
 
Slope flattening project to begin north of Fort Washakie
 
A $1.65 million slope flattening and box culvert replacement project is scheduled to begin this month on U.S. 287 north of Fort Washakie, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.
 
Smith said the project includes grading, draining, installing a new concrete box culvert, and removal and replacement of signs, guardrail and fencing, and other work.
 
The project is 6.51 miles in length and begins at milepost 22.66 north of Fort Washakie on U.S. 287.
 
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $1.65 million bid for the project to Patrick Construction, Inc., of Lander in January.
 
“Most of the work will take place off the highway, so drivers should expect very minimal traffic delays throughout the duration of the project,” Smith said. “Please obey posted speed limits during this important safety improvement project. In work zones, pay attention or pay the price.”
 
Patrick Construction, Inc., is the project’s prime contractor.
 
Project completion date for the project 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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