July 9, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mortimore Lane chip sealing scheduled near new bridge
Chip sealing of Fremont County Road 20 (Mortimore Lane) is scheduled for this Thursday, July 11, on both sides of the new bridge over the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River.
Motorists should expect traffic delays during chip sealing of the roadway.
The new $1.05 million Mortimore Lane bridge was constructed last year, and Mortimore Lane re-opened to traffic last October.
The bridge connecting the west end of Mortimore Lane to Sinks Canyon Road (Wyoming 131) was washed out during the high water/flooding conditions of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in 2010. Funding for construction of Mortimore Lane bridge was provided by federal Emergency Relief Funds (90.49 percent) and the State of Wyoming through the Office of Homeland Security (9.51 percent).
Cannon Builders, Inc., of Blackfoot, Idaho, is the prime contractor on the bridge construction project over the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River.
Construction activities have included grading, draining, placing crushed gravel base, asphalt paving, chip sealing, construction of the bridge structure, and other work on Fremont County Road 20 (Mortimore Lane) beginning at reference marker 2.25 in the Town of Lander.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Erik Smith.
MEDIA: Questions about this news release may be directed to WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers.