FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 31, 2013
Wet weather hampers Thermopolis-area project on Wyoming 120
This week's rain in the Thermopolis area continues to slow road improvement efforts on the $6.67 million highway improvement project directly northwest of Thermopolis.
"We've received nearly five inches of moisture in the project area during the last two months," according to Todd Frost, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Cody. "We are working on maintaining the roadway's driving surface 24 hours a day. It has been a wet spring, and the wet weather has slowed progress with highway improvements. We appreciate everyone's patience with the progress of this project."
Asphalt paving has been delayed to July. "This week's rain likely delayed our efforts by another week," Frost said.
"Motorists can expect crushed gravel base surfacing on the project until we pave the new roadway. Traffic is currently running on about eight inches of existing crushed gravel base," Frost said.
McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland is the prime contractor on the 3.28-mile project between mileposts .94 (the northwest edge of Thermopolis) and 4.21.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the project to McGarvin-Moberly last June.
The scope of work on this project includes grading, draining, milling of asphalt, placing crushed gravel, asphalt paving, chip sealing, installing box culvert extensions and guardrail, signing, fencing and other work on 3.28 miles of Wyoming 120 between Thermopolis and Meeteetse.
Contract completion date for the highway improvements is Sept. 30, 2013.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Todd Frost.
For information about this news release, please contact WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers.