US 287 southeast of Lander to get pavement overlay

February 23, 2015

LeGrand Johnson Construction of Logan, Utah, was the low bidder at $4.9 million for improvements to nearly 5 miles of US 287 about 15 miles southeast of Lander. The work will include a new layer of pavement over the entire section and areas of full reconstruction at the south end of the project, where bentonite under the road is causing frost heaves that damage the pavement. Trenches lined with waterproof fabric will be used under the reconstructed road sections to prevent future heaves. The project will be funded with revenue from the 10-cent fuel tax increase, and it is scheduled to be done by June 30, 2016.