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Transportation Commission awards $12 million in highway contracts

Date: 04/23/2013 

Contracts totaling $12 million for 11 highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its April meeting.

Kirkland Construction of Rye, Colo., won the largest of the contracts with a low bid of nearly $3 million for reclamation of the Hakalo Quarry near Glenrock. The limestone quarry, which has provided rock for road base on highway projects throughout central Wyoming, will be reshaped and reseeded. The contract completion date is Nov. 30.
Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. submitted the low bid of $1.8 million for rehabilitation work on five bridges on northwest Wyoming highways by Oct. 31.
Reiman also was the low bidder at $1.5 for deck rehabilitation and other work on 10 Interstate 80 bridges in Sweetwater County. That work is expected to be done by Oct. 31.
Casper’s Knife River was the low bidder at $1.4 million for completing a pavement overlay on WYO 212 (College Drive and Four Mile Road) between Dell Range Boulevard and Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne. The work also will include sidewalk upgrades to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The contract completion date is Sept. 30.
Casper’s Modern Electric submitted the low bid of $1.2 million for lighting upgrades at five locations in western Wyoming by July 31, 2014. High-mast lighting will be installed on I-80 at the Lyman, Baxter Road and Superior interchanges, and upgrades also will be completed in the Pinedale and Daniel areas.
Modern Electric also won a $982,000 contract for lighting upgrades at the Pine Bluffs Rest Area and Cheyenne I-80 Port of Entry and installation of new high- mast lighting at the Wagonhound and Ft. Steele interchanges and rest areas. The contract completion date is July 31, 2014.
Swanston Equipment of Fargo, N.D., submitted the low bid of $918,000 for installing epoxy pavement markings on I-80 in Laramie, Albany, Carbon and Sweetwater counties by Sept. 30.
Casper’s 71 Construction won a $766,000 contract for bridge rehabilitation work on Veterans Cemetery Road north of Evansville by Aug. 31. The road provides access to the Oregon Trail State Veterans’ Cemetery.
Also awarded during the teleconference meeting were contracts for:

  • $240,000, to Kolbe Striping of Castle Rock, Colo., for installing of thermoplastic pavement markings on highways in Albany, Carbon and Laramie counties by Sept. 30;
  • $127,000 to Alexander Construction of Wheatland for construction of a concrete bike path along 16th Street between WYO 312 (South Street) and Mariposa Parkway in Wheatland by Sept. 30; and
  • $122,000, to Wilderness Excavating of Grand Junction, Colo., for installation of thermoplastic pavement markings on highways in Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Goshen, Natrona and Niobrara counties by Sept. 30.
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