Wyoming Department of Transportation

Paving has started on U.S. 26 flood repair project west of Riverton

Date: 05/23/2013 


May 23, 2013


Paving has started on U.S. 26 flood repair project west of Riverton

Paving is under way on the $432,300 flood repair project west of Riverton on U.S. 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.
"This project on U.S. 26 is just east of the Big Wind River bridge in the area where the highway was closed to traffic for several weeks in 2011," Scheidemantel said. "The prime contractor, 71 Construction, is paving, and drivers should expect traffic delays."

Scheidemantel said a reduced speed limit of 30 mph is in place through the project.

"After 71 Construction completes its project, Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be in the area completing their highway patching work in early June," Scheidemantel said.

71 Construction's scope of work includes erosion repair, including pipe repair, grading, milling asphalt, placing crushed gravel base and rock rip rap, fencing and other work beginning at milepost 104.02 on U.S. 26 between Diversion Dam junction and Kinnear near the Big Wind River bridge.

71 Construction of Riverton is the prime contractor on the $432,300 project. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the project to 71 Construction last September.

Contract completion date for the project is May 31, 2013.

WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Robert Scheidemantel.
For information about this
 news release, contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers.

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