Wyoming Department of Transportation

Paving operations near on U.S. 287 highway improvement project east of Lander

Date: 09/19/2013 


Categories : District News Box
September 18, 2013
Paving operations near on U.S. 287 highway improvement project east of Lander
Asphalt paving is scheduled to begin about Oct. 1 on the $4.4 million highway improvement project east of Lander on U.S. 287, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.
"We hope to have the project paved by Oct. 11, weather permitting," said Smith. "The recent wet weather has hampered our efforts, but we'll take the moisture."
The Beaver Creek East project includes grading, draining, asphalt milling, placing pit run gravel subbase, chip sealing, bridge deck repairs, fencing and other work on 4.58 miles of U.S. 287 beginning at milepost 55.00 between Lander and Muddy Gap.
Milepost 55.00 is 13.2 miles east of the U.S. 287/Wyoming 28 (Rawlins) highway junction, south of Lander.
"Motorists should continue to expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes during the road and bridge improvements," said Smith. "We appreciate everyone's patience during this highway improvement project."
Smith said chip sealing of the project will occur in 2014.
McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland is the prime contractor on the Beaver Creek East project. Contract completion date is June 30, 2014.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Erik Smith, (307) 332-4151.
For information about this news release, contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers at (307) 431-1803.


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