Wyoming Department of Transportation

Bridge rehabilitation begins north of Lander

Date: 04/12/2011 



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bridge rehabilitation begins north of Lander

Motorists should expect minor traffic delays as U.S. 287 improvements begin this week on the bridge over the North Fork of the Popo Agie River north of Lander near Milford, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.

The bridge work is part of a $2.88 million bridge rehabilitation project/asphalt pavement overlay, and the first phase of the project will involve rehabilitation of the North Fork of the Popo Agie River bridge.

“There will be traffic delays up to several minutes as workers repair the bridge deck, guardrail and curb,” said Smith. “During this work, traffic will be controlled with portable traffic signals. Drivers are asked to practice patience 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.

Smith said the project includes bridge deck repair, asphalt paving, and other work on eight miles of US 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 important highway improvement project,” Smith said.

Project completion date for the project is Sept. 30, 2011.

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

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

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