Transportation Commission awards $35 million in highway contracts
Contracts totaling $35.7 million for eight highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its May meeting in Cheyenne.
Oftedal Construction of Casper submitted the low bid of $12.3 million for reconstruction of 3.5 miles of US 14A on the eastern edge of Cody. The highway will be widened to five lanes to include a continuous turn lane and 8-foot shoulders. It is the final section in a long-term series of projects to widen the entire 24-miles of the highway between Cody and Powell. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2014.
Oftedal also was the low bidder at $10.8 million for pavement overlays on sections of I-25 and WYO 319 north of Wheatland. The work on the three-mile section of I-25 17 miles north of the North Wheatland Interchange will include resurfacing the northbound lanes, rehabilitating five bridges and grading to improve safety by making the slopes along the side of the highway less steep. Deteriorating pavement also will be milled off a 3.5-mile section of WYO 319 and replaced with a new layer of pavement. The work is expected to be done by Oct. 31, 2014.
Nearly seven miles of WYO 410 (Robertson Road) south of Mountain View will get a full-depth reclamation under a $5.9 million contract won by LeGrand Johnson Construction of Logan, Utah. The existing pavement will be ground up and mixed with the existing road base to serve as the base for new pavement. The contract completion date is Nov. 30, 2014.
McGarvin-Moberly Construction of Worland submitted the low bid of $4.4 million for milling off deteriorating pavement and adding two new layers of pavement on 4.6 miles of US 287 about 13 miles northwest of Sweetwater Station. The work is scheduled to be done by June 30, 2014.
Gale Lim Holdings, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was the low bidder at $2 million for construction of wetlands at four locations along US 26-287 to replace wetlands affected by the reconstruction of the highway between Dubois and Moran Junction. The project will create about 50 acres of new wetlands, more than double the acreage of wetlands affected by the highway construction. The contract completion date is June 30, 2014.
S&L Industrial of Cowley won a $175,000 contract for bridge rail and guardrail upgrades at two locations on WYO 32 between Lovell and Emblem by Oct. 31.
S&L also was the low bidder at $75,000 for installation of watercraft check station signs on highways at various locations in Crook, Laramie, Sheridan and Uinta counties by Sept. 30.
SCI Inc. of Lyman won a $55,000 contract for erosion repairs on WYO 411 (Millburne Road) about one mile east of Millburne by Oct. 31.