Transportation Commission awards $17 million in contracts

February 24, 2014

Contracts totaling nearly $17.4 million for 13 projects around the state, including two that will be funded through increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its February meeting in Cheyenne.

Deteriorating pavement on nearly five miles of Interstate 90 between Acme and Ranchester north of Sheridan will be milled off and replaced with a new layer of pavement under a $6 million contract won by Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Mont. The work will include rehabilitating the decks of seven bridges and improvements to a drainage culvert. The contract completion date is Nov. 30.

A three-mile section of US 89 through Afton will get a new layer of pavement under a $2.7 million contract awarded to DePatco Inc. of St. Anthony, Idaho. The work will include sidewalk replacement and new sidewalks at the south end of the project. The project is one of 19 WYDOT expects to be able to fund with the additional fuel tax revenue the department is projected to receive this year. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.

Intermountain Slurry Seal of Watsonville, Calif., was the low bidder at $2 million for a contract to complete chip sealing on highways in Converse, Fremont, Goshen and Natrona counties by Aug. 31.

LeGrand Johnson Construction of Logan, Utah, submitted the low bid of $1.4 million for removing deteriorating pavement on nearly eight miles of US 191 about eight miles south of Boulder and replacing it with a new layer of pavement. The project will be funded with additional fuel tax revenue and the work is expected to be done by Oct. 31.

Lander’s CC&G Inc. was the low bidder at $1.3 million for a contract to replace the last timber bridge on Wyoming’s highway system. The WYO 170 bridge over Owl Creek west of Thermopolis will be replaced with a concrete bridge scheduled to be open to traffic by Nov. 30.

Deteriorating concrete slabs in the passing lanes of Interstate 80 near the I-25 Interchange in Cheyenne will be repaired under an $875,000 contract won by B. Jackson Construction Group of West Jordan, Utah. The contract completion date is Sept. 30.

K’s Construction of Otto will complete guardrail upgrades to improve safety on US 16 through Ten Sleep Canyon under an $841,000 contract that carries a completion date of Oct. 31.

Cheyenne Reiman Corp. submitted the low bid of $662,000 contract to repair the Parsley Boulevard Bridge over I-80 in Cheyenne. Reiman will replace two of the bridge’s girders that were damaged when struck by a truck carrying an over-height load in August of 2013, less than a week after it had been reopened following completion of repairs required after the bridge was struck by a truck in 2012. The contract requires the repairs to be completed between June 9 and July 12.

Big Piney’s R.S. Bennett Construction won a $520,000 contract to remove mud from highway ditches and around right-of-way fences along US 89 south of La Barge. The accumulations of mud are the result of flooding in the area last September. The contract completion date is June 30.

The commission also awarded contracts for:

$467,000 to Reiman Corp. and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne for replacing the scales at the US 85 Port of Entry south of Cheyenne by Oct. 31;

$434,000 to SCI Inc. of Lyman for culvert and ditch cleaning at various locations along I-80 in Sweetwater County by Oct. 31;

$121,000 to Cache Valley Electric of Salt Lake City for installing a pedestrian crossing system at the intersection of Third Street and Shields Street in Laramie by Oct. 31. The system will include overhead mast arms with flashing lights activated by buttons accessible to pedestrians; and

$98,000 to Merrill Inc. of Cheyenne for installing a cattle guard on an approach to WYO 70 at the Medicine Bow National Forest boundary east of Savery by Sept. 30.