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Asphalt paving scheduled to begin this week on Powell project

August 9, 2017

Minor traffic delays are expected during the final weeks of a 1.26-mile highway improvement project on US 14A in Powell.

The $2.31 million project includes asphalt paving between Clark Street and Homesteader Park, and that work is scheduled to begin later this week, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody.

“Concrete work and median removal are finishing up this week,” Frost said. “Milling of the highway main line is scheduled for next week. The removed median locations will be paved and a two-inch asphalt overlay and .75 inches of asphalt wearing course will be placed on this entire section of roadway.”

Frost said two-way traffic will be carried on one side of the roadway while work is being completed on the other half. “Drivers should expect one driving lane in each direction and reduced speed limits to 20 mph during milling and paving operations,” he said.

Frost said the contractor will also be milling and repaving short sections of US 14A at mileposts 20.37 and 20.66 on the west-bound lanes to repair minor settlement areas near Road 12 and Frannie Canal. “Work will consist of milling 2.75 inches of existing surfacing and replacing it with two inches of new asphalt paving and .75 inches of wearing course pavement.

“Traffic will be moved to the south half of the roadway and run one lane each direction during this work. Expect reduced speed,” Frost said.

Prime contractor on the Powell highway improvement project is Century Companies Inc. of Lewistown, Mont.

Century Companies' contract with WYDOT calls for grading, milling asphalt plant mix, placing crushed base and asphalt pavement surfacing, placing asphalt plant mix wearing course, concrete pavement, electrical, and other work on 1.26 miles on Coulter Avenue (US 14A) beginning at milepost 20.374 in the City of Powell.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the project to Century Companies Inc. at its November 2016 meeting. Contract completion date is Oct. 31.

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