July 9, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Traffic delays scheduled on Togwotee Pass wetlands project
Traffic delays are scheduled to begin Monday, July 15, as part of wetlands construction throughout the Togwotee Pass corridor between Dubois and Moran Junction.
Traffic delays of up to 15 minutes are scheduled near the Wind River pit at milepost 27.1, 27.1 miles east of Moran Junction, and at a waste area at milepost 30.1 near Moccasin Basin Road, according to Kaia Tharp, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Dubois.
Other wetlands work is currently ongoing throughout the Togwotee Pass corridor.
"Next spring, the contractor will be planting willows throughout the Togwotee Pass corridor," Tharp added.
Monthly meetings are scheduled at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Blackrock pit, and citizens are invited to attend.
Prime contractor for the $1,999,995.65 wetlands project is Gale Lim Construction of Blackfoot, Idaho. Partial completion date is Oct. 31, 2013, with final contract completion date being June 30, 2014.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Kaia Tharp.
For information about this news release, please contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers.