Transportation Commission awards $21 million in highway contracts in September

September 19, 2016

Motorists traveling along I-80 and I-25 in Wyoming will soon see additional improvements to road surfaces along several sections.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission at its meeting on Sept. 15 awarded three contracts for surfacing work on two sections of I-80 and one section of I-25. The surfacing work contracts were among nine projects the commission awarded totaling $21 million.

Mountain Construction Co. of Lovell came in as the lowest bidder on the two projects on I-80 and the project on I-25.

The company won a $5.5 million contract for a mill and overlay project on 10 miles of road in the eastbound lane of I-80 between Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs in Laramie County. The work will also include adding a wearing course to the surface, which helps with friction and drainage.

Crews will also be working on the on and off ramps, and the turnarounds, which are used by maintenance and Patrol to move from the eastbound and westbound lanes. The contract completion date is June 30, 2018.

Mountain Construction also won a $4.7 million contract for a mill and overlay project on 4.7 miles of road in the east and westbound lanes of I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne near Buford in Laramie County. That contract also includes work on several turnarounds and the shoulders. The contact completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.

For the I-25 project, Mountain Construction was the low bidder on a $4.5 million contract for mill and overlay work on about 6 miles of road south of Wheatland in Platte County. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.

The rest of the contracts the commission awarded were for guardrail replacement, railroad crossing replacement, materials purchases and other surfacing work.

McGarvin-Moberly Construction of Worland won a $2 million contract for an overlay project on about 10 miles of road on WYO 387 between Edgerton and Wright in Campbell County. The overlay work will also include a bridge deck on that road. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.

Kilroy of Afton was the low bidder on a $1.5 million contract that will enable WYDOT to purchase and stockpile salt and sand at storage facilities in Lincoln, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties for use in improving traction on snowy and icy highways. The contract completion date is March 31, 2017.

Also awarded by the commission were contracts for:

  • $950,716 to HL Construction Inc. of Billings, Mont., for guardrail upgrades to several locations east of Ten Sleep on US 16 and near Kirby on US 20 in Hot Springs and Washakie counties by Oct. 31, 2017;
  • $949,100 to Frost Rock Products Co. of Lovell for crushing and stockpiling materials used for chip seals by March 31, 2017;
  • $837,890 to Wilson Brothers Construction Inc. of Cowley to clean culverts, scale rocks and perform erosion repair on 10 miles on US 20 between Shoshoni and Thermopolis in Fremont and Hot Springs counties where a mudslide occurred in 2015 by May 31, 2017; and
  • $188,460 to Dietzler Construction Corp. of Yoder for improvements to the railroad crossing on US 85 south of Torrington in Goshen County by June 30, 2017.