Wyoming Department of Transportation
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Width restriction implemented east of Cody across Sage Creek bridge

Date: 08/29/2013 

08:45

Categories : District News Box

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Width restriction implemented east of Cody across Sage Creek bridge
 
A 12-foot width restriction has been placed across the Sage Creek bridge east of Cody on the $12.3 million highway improvement project on Cody's east edge, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost in Cody.
 
"This width restriction and a reduced speed limit of 45 mph across the Sage Creek bridge will be in place for bridge construction until further notice," Frost said. "The contractor is placing concrete barrier across the bridge today." 

About 3.5 miles of U.S. 14A will be widened to five lanes with a continuous turn lane and eight-foot shoulders. This project is the final section in a long-term series of projects to widen 24 miles of U.S. 14A between Cody and Powell.

The contractor is continuing mobilize equipment to the project area, and dirt work is under way.

When working on the project, the contractor will be required to maintain two-way traffic throughout the project without delays -- except for one flagger station -- between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. "This flagger station will stop traffic just long enough to allow ingress and egress for haul of contractor-furnished materials on and off the project," Frost said. "The remainder of the time the cumulative delay of 10 minutes maximum will be allowed."

Oftedal Construction, Inc., with offices in Miles City, Mont., and Casper, is the prime contractor on the Cody East highway improvement project.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the U.S. 14A project to Oftedal in May.

Oftedal's scope of work includes grading, draining, milling of existing asphalt pavement, placing pit run subbase and crushed gravel, asphalt paving and paving of asphalt wearing course, chip sealing, removal and replacement of the Sage Creek bridge, installing concrete pavement, installing roadway lighting and electrical work, and installing guardrail, fencing and other work on 3.45 miles of U.S. 14A and Wyoming 114 beginning at milepost 2.20 (West Cooper Lane) between Cody and Powell.

Weekly project update meetings open to the public are being held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wyoming Department of Transportation office in Cody.

By contract, no more than two miles of the existing roadway surface is allowed to be disturbed at one time. The contractor is not allowed to work on Cody Canal crossings and irrigation between April 1 and October 31 unless written permission is given by Cody Canal officials.

Contract completion date is Oct. 14, 2014.

WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Todd Frost, (307) 587-2220.

For information about this news release, contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers at (307) 431-1803.

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