Wyoming Department of Transportation
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Bryant Section pipe work to reduce speed limit on U.S. 26/Wyoming 789

Date: 03/30/2011 




Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Bryant Section pipe work to reduce speed limit on U.S. 26/Wyoming 789


Motorists should expect reduced speeds north of Riverton as a pipe is being installed underneath the highway as part of the $11.91 million highway improvement project to widen 5.74 miles of U.S. 26/Wyoming 789, according to Kent Herren, Wyoming Department of Transportation project inspector in Riverton.


The pipe is being installed at milepost 114.5.


“The contractor is scheduled to remove the asphalt pavement at milepost 114.5 on Thursday, March 17, weather permitting. If it rains or snows, this work is scheduled to happen early next week,” Herren said.


A detour will guide motorists through the work zone at a reduced speed limit of 30 mph.


“For safety’s sake, drivers are encouraged to slow down and use caution through this area,” 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.


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.

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