Transportation Commission awards $23 million in highway contracts in November

November 30, 2018

Motorists will soon have access to additional passing lanes on a section of WYO 220 between Muddy Gap and Casper in Natrona County.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Knife River, of Cheyenne, a $5.7 million contract for the work. The commission awarded that and eight other contracts totaling $23 million at its recent meeting.

For the work on WYO 220, crews will construct two passing lanes, pave 5 miles and add about 14 miles of fencing in Natrona County. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2019.

Other contracts the commission awarded included paving, signal installation and minor bridge work.

Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, was the low bidder on a $3.2 million pavement project on 7.5 miles of WYO 154 in the town of Veteran in Goshen County.

Crews will also replace a deteriorating pipe, install new fencing and perform minor bridge repairs. The contract completion date is June 30, 2020.

Northern Improvement Co., of Fargo, North Dakota, won a $2.4 million contract to pave 10 miles of WYO 585 between Four Corners and Sundance in Weston County.

The work also includes adding a weather station and web cameras. The contract completion date is Nov. 30, 2019.

The commission awarded Century Companies Inc., of Lewistown, Montana, a $2.7 million contract for a 7-mile pavement project on WYO 135 between Riverton and Sand Draw in Fremont County. Crews will also fix guardrail. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2019.

Knife River also won a $2.5 million contract for patching and pavement work at various locations in Carbon and Laramie counties. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2019.

The commission also awarded contracts for:

  • $2.4 million to Simon Contractors for a pavement project on Grand Avenue from 3rd to 15th streets in Laramie in Albany County by Aug. 31, 2019;
  • $2 million to Mountain Construction Co., of Lovell, for a pavement project on 7 miles of US 20 between Thermopolis and Worland in Hot Springs County by Oct. 31, 2019;
  • $1.4 million to Advanced Electrical Contracting Inc., of Sheridan, for the installation of dynamic message signs, weather stations and web cameras on I-25 and US 387 between Casper and Kaycee in Johnson and Natrona counties by Oct. 31, 2019; and
  • $628,303 to DRM Inc., of Gillette, to replace the Arch Creek bridge on County Road 179 with a new concrete bridge by Oct. 31, 2019.

For additional information about this news release, contact Aimee Inama, senior Public Affairs specialist, at (307) 777-4013.