Concrete slab repair work to begin in Cheyenne area

June 13, 2017

Drivers in the Cheyenne area should be prepared for lane closures and/or detours along Lincolnway and Interstate 80 this summer as crews reconstruct the road surface.

The project will result in an improved road surface for drivers and will extend the life of the road.

"They're going to be replacing concrete sections of the mainline roadway," said Kevin Erickson, the Cheyenne-based resident engineer for the project. "It will involve about 10 inches of concrete surfacing followed by 14 inches of crushed base."

The concrete surfacing sits on the crushed gravel base. After the slab is replaced, it must be allowed to cure for four days before being reopened to traffic. Later in the project, crews will come back to seal those slabs.

"The roadway is going to be smoother and it’s going to decrease any settling of those individual slabs," Erickson said.

Work is scheduled to begin June 13 and will continue through October. Several road sections will be reconstructed and work will move around town over the course of the project.

The following road sections will be affected:

  • I-80 between reference markers 361 and 380,
  • I-80 around reference marker 372,
  • Lincolnway at Pioneer Avenue,
  • Lincolnway at Ames Avenue,
  • Lincolnway at College Drive,
  • Lincolnway at Pershing Boulevard, and
  • Lincolnway at Nationway.

Other sections of Lincolnway will also see repair.

Travel lanes will be reduced while work takes place and a detour will be in effect for westbound travelers during the Lincolnway/Pioneer Avenue portion of the project.

For information about this news release, contact WYDOT District 1 public information specialist Matt Murphy at 307-745-2142.