Monday, June 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roadway paving begins on slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon
Paving of the roadway has started as part of a $1.88 million slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789.
"By this Saturday, weather permitting, paving should be complete and guardrail should be installed on the first three walls in the north end of the canyon," said Wyoming Department of Transportation project inspector Kent Herren. "Once paving is complete and guardrail is installed, traffic will be allowed to travel on the entire roadway in these sections."
Work on two retaining walls toward the south end of the Wind River Canyon is scheduled to begin next week.
Expected work on the project includes grading, draining, placing crushed gravel and asphalt paving, and other highway improvements in Wind River Canyon.
Prime contractor for the project is Oftedal Construction, Inc., of Miles City, Mont. Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2013.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Robert Scheidemantel.
For information about this news release, please contact Cody Beers, WYDOT public relations specialist.