Transportation Commission awards $30.3 million in highway contracts in September

September 15, 2017

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will reconstruct two miles of WYO 789 (North Federal Boulevard) in Riverton.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded S & S Builders LLC, of Gillette, a $13.9 million contract for the work at its meeting in September. The commission awarded that and 10 other contracts totaling $30.3 million.

WYO 789 is a state road that runs through Riverton in Fremont County. WYDOT is doing the reconstruction to improve the driving surface. The last time WYDOT reconstructed that road was in the 1980s.   

Besides reconstructing the road, the contract includes sidewalk upgrades, utility work, storm sewer work and new traffic signal installation.

The work on the two miles of WYO 789 will complete the reconstruction of the entire road in Riverton. WYDOT reconstructed another portion of that road about five years ago.

The contract completion date for the two-mile road work is Oct. 31, 2019.

The other contracts the commission awarded included road surfacing work, sign installation, bridge repairs and rumble strip installation.

Kilgore Companies, of Rock Springs, was the low bidder on a $7.5 million 6-mile Interstate 80 eastbound lane surfacing contract between Granger Junction and Green River in Sweetwater County.

WYDOT is doing the work to improve the pavement surface. During construction, WYDOT will divert eastbound traffic to the westbound lane. Both directions will then be down to a single lane in the construction zone. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.

71 Construction, of Casper, won a $2.4 million asphalt patching contract that will take place on various locations such as I-25, WYO 258 and WYO 251 in Converse, Natrona and Platte counties.

WYDOT does asphalt patching, chip sealing and crack sealing as part of its road maintenance. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.

The commission also awarded Wilson Brothers Construction Inc., of Cowley, a $1.7 million contract for retaining wall work in Shell Canyon in Big Horn County. Crews will repair two locations of retaining wall by removing the older timber walls and replacing them with precast concrete walls.

The contract also includes minor road work. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.

Kilroy LCC, of Afton, was the low bidder on a $1 million material crushing and stockpiling contract. Crews will crush salt sand and haul it to various locations in Lincoln, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties for winter maintenance. The contract completion date is March 31, 2018.

The commission also awarded contracts for:

  • $979,100 to Frost Rock Products Co., of Lovell, for chip sealing materials that will be housed in in Big Horn and Washaskie counties by April 30, 2018;
  • $825,010 to S & L Industrial, of Cowley, to install signs on curved roads in various locations statewide by Oct. 31, 2018;
  • $605,340 to Traffic Safety Services Inc., of Bismarck, ND, to install no passing and pass with care signs in various locations statewide by Oct. 31, 2018;
  • $420,125 to Surface Preparation Tech LLC, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, to install rumble strips on several roads throughout the state by Aug. 31, 2018;
  • $380,432 to Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, for repairs to the 15th Street bridge in Laramie that a vehicle hit in the spring; and
  • $349,203 to Modern Electronic Co., of Casper, to install two new dynamic message signs at the US 30/WYO 34 junction near Laramie in Albany County and the WYO 487/220 junction near Casper in Natrona County by June 30, 2018.

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