Wyoming Department of Transportation

Runaway truck ramp, guardrail projects begin in Northwest Wyoming

Date: 05/21/2013 



Friday, May 17, 2013

Runaway truck ramp, guardrail projects begin in Northwest Wyoming

A pair of projects with minimal impacts on traffic flows have started in Northwest Wyoming, according to Ben Steed, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Basin.

Construction of a runaway truck ramp has started on U.S. 14 east of Greybull near the Shell Falls Visitors Center in Shell Canyon.

Steed said the $616,000 runaway truck ramp project is located at milepost 27.1 on U.S. 14, just east of the visitors center. The prime contractor is Pab Good Trucking LLC, of Greybull.

"Most of the contractor's work is off the highway, and there will be minimal impacts to traffic," Steed said.

Completion date for the runaway truck ramp project is Sept. 30, 2013.

A second project involves removing and replacing substandard bridge rail and guardrail at various locations throughout Northwest Wyoming.

The prime contractor is K's Construction, Inc., of Otto.

The $1.4 million project includes bridge rail and guardrail improvements at four locations on Wyoming 290 (Pitchfork Highway) west of Meeteetse in Park County, three locations on Wyoming 31 in Big Horn County between Manderson and Hyattville, and two locations on Wyoming 133 between Pavillion and Kinnear in Fremont County. Work is currently under way in Big Horn and Park counties.

Completion date for the bridge rail and guardrail project is Nov. 30, 2013.

Project contact for the contract highway patching operation is WYDOT Resident  Engineer Ben Steed.

MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact WYDOT District 5 Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers.

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