Pavement improvement project beginning this week east of Shoshoni

May 10, 2017

Traffic delays are expected on a 6.15-mile pavement improvement project beginning this week east of Shoshoni on US 20-26.

McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland, is the prime contractor on the $1.12 million project that begins about 32 miles east of Shoshoni.

“The contractor plans to start work this week, depending upon favorable weather,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis. “Drivers should expect travel delays of up to 15 minutes during this project.”

The contractor’s schedule calls for paving to take about two weeks to complete. By contract, chip sealing won't begin until after June 1.

Project work includes asphalt pavement leveling, chip sealing and replacing half of a damaged pipe at milepost 72.5, about 28 miles east of Shoshoni.

Contract completion date is Aug. 31.

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