Transportation commission awards $14.7 million in contracts
Contracts totaling $14.7 million for nine projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its September meeting in Cheyenne.
Oftedal Construction of Casper was awarded a $6.6 million contract for landslide repair work on US 14 at the sites of the Bret and Upper Shell Creek slides about 14 miles east of Shell. The work will include drilling into the unstable soil underneath the road and on the slope below the road and installing micropiles and tieback anchors.
Micropiles are steel pipes inserted vertically through the slide material into the bedrock below and then filled with concrete. Tieback anchors are steel cables inserted at an angle into the slide, grouted to the bedrock and then pulled tight from the surface. Two sections of the highway damaged by the slides will get new road base, a layer of geotextile fabric and new pavement. The project completion date is Aug. 31, 2014.
The commission awarded three contracts totaling $4.8 million for stockpiles of sand and salt for use in improving traction on snowy and icy highways around the state. Concrete Foundations of Douglas won a $2.3 million contract to provide the sand and salt mixture for the northeast portion of the state. McMurry Ready-Mix of Casper was awarded a $1.5 million contract to provide the materials for the northwest portion of the state, and Afton’s Kilroy will provide the stockpiles for the southwest under a $1 million contract.
Bridges on various highways in Sweetwater and Uinta counties will be rehabilitated by Gerber Construction of Lehi, Utah, under a $911,000 contract that includes a completion date of Sept. 30, 2014.
Lander’s High Country Construction submitted the low bid of $877,000 for a safety project to flatten slopes beside 1.6 miles of WYO 28 in the South Pass area south of Lander, where the highway has very little shoulder and steep drop-offs to the side. The contract completion date is May 31, 2015.
Bridge decks on I-90 will be rehabilitated at five locations between Sundance and Beulah under a $794,000 contract awarded to Reiman Corp. of Cheyenne. The work is scheduled for completion by Sept. 30, 2014.
New snow fence will be built along multiple sections of WYO 72 between I-80 and Hanna under a $635,000 contract awarded to King Enterprises of Mills. The contract completion date is Nov. 30, 2014.
S&S Builders of Gillette won a $122,000 contract to repair damage to a concrete girder on the I-25 bridge over Esterbrook Road west of Douglas by Nov. 30. The girder was struck when a truck attempted to haul an overheight load under it. The work is expected to take about two weeks to complete.