Friday, June 7, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wetlands project begins on Togwotee Pass
Construction of wetlands throughout the Togwotee Pass corridor between Dubois and Moran Junction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 10.
"The contractor is scheduled to start in the snow oval off of Sheridan Creek near the eastern boundary of the Shoshone National Forest, and at milepost 8.5 in the Blackrock pit on the west side of Togwotee Pass," said Kaia Tharp, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Dubois. "No traffic delays are expected."
"Later in the summer, the contractor will be building wetlands in the Falls Creek Campground, about a half-mile from the Brooks Lake turnoff, and between mileposts 18 and 20, east of Togwotee Overlook," Tharp said. "The contractor will also be working in the Wind River pit at milepost 27.1, 27.1 miles east of Moran Junction. As part of this work, the contractor will be hauling material to a waste area at milepost 30.1 near Moccasin Basin road."
"Next spring, the contractor will be planting willows throughout the Togwotee Pass corridor," Tharp added.
Weekly meetings are scheduled at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Blackrock pit, and citizens are invited to attend.
Prime contractor for the $1,999,995.65 wetlands project is Gale Lim Construction of Blackfoot, Idaho. Partial completion date is Oct. 31, 2013, with final contract completion date being June 30, 2014.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Kaia Tharp.
For information about this news release, please contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers.