Transportation Commission awards $34 million in highway contracts

May 20, 2014

Contracts totaling $34.1 million for eight highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its May meeting in Laramie.

Oftedal Construction of Casper won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $11.1 million for reconstruction of US 16 through Ten Sleep and adding a climbing lane for westbound traffic leaving Ten Sleep. The project also will include replacement of the bridge over the Nowood River and new sidewalk and lighting in Ten Sleep. Work on the reconstruction in town won’t begin until after the Nowoodstock Ten Sleep Music Festival Aug. 8-10. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2015.

Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne won a $10.7 million contract for milling off deteriorating pavement on I-80 and replacing it with three inches of new pavement between the Otto Road and Roundtop interchanges west of Cheyenne. Work is expected to begin in June and be completed by July 31, 2015.

Two miles of Robertson Road between Poison Spider Road and CY Avenue in Casper will be rebuilt under a $4.7 million contract awarded to Andreen Hunt Construction of Mills. The contract completion date is July 31, 2015.

Casper’s Knife River was the low bidder at $3.5 million for a contract for patching work on I-25, WYO 59 and other highways in Converse, Johnson and Platte counties. The work is expected to begin in the Wheatland area and is scheduled to be done by Oct. 31.

Streamline Markings of Billings, Mont. won a $1.2 million contract to install epoxy striping and other pavement markings on highways in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Laramie, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties by Nov. 30.

Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. submitted the low bid of $1.1 million to replace the Sheridan County Road 1213 bridge over Little Goose Creek. The existing bridge, which was built in the 1940s, will be torn down to make room for the new bridge. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2015.

Staker & Parson Cos. of Ogden, Utah was awarded a $1 million contract for improvements to nearly 1.5 miles of Wasatch Drive (I-80 service road 134) between the I-80 Business Loop and Airport Road in Evanston. The work will include milling off deteriorating pavement and replacing it with new pavement. The project is scheduled for completion by Oct. 31.

HL Construction of Billings, Mont. was the low bidder at $856,000 for replacing cattle guards and guardrail at various locations on the Chief Joseph Highway (WYO 296) northwest of Cody by Sept. 30.