Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ten Sleep bridge re-opens to all traffic
Rehabilitation of a bridge on Wyoming 434 in Ten Sleep is nearly complete, and a width restriction has ended, according to Dan McAfee, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Worland.
Prime contractor Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne is the prime contractor on the project.
"The bridge re-opened to traffic of all widths today," McAfee said. "We really appreciate the patience of all ranchers and citizens who use the Big Trails Road."
McAfee said single-lane traffic across the Wyoming 434 bridge is still being controlled with a traffic signal, "but concrete barrier has been removed so it is wide enough to accommodate all widths and sizes of traffic. We hope to completely open the bridge later this week."
The $1.8 million contract has a completion date of Oct. 31, 2013. The improvements include bridge rehabilitation on five bridges in Big Horn, Park, Washakie and Fremont counties. Bridge improvements are still under way in Washakie (Ten Sleep), Hot Springs (south of Thermopolis on Wyoming 789) and Fremont (west of Riverton) counties.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Dan McAfee, (307) 347-2822.
MEDIA: Questions about this news release may be directed to WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers at (307) 856-1341.