Work continues on North Sheridan Interchange Project

May 17, 2017

Work-continues2.pngConstruction of the new North Sheridan Interchange on I-90 continues through the winter months as part of the 46.4 million North Interchange Project. The project entails replacing the existing interchange with a new diamond interchange about a mile north on I-90. The work will also include realigning Decker Road and reconstructing North Main Street. The Wyoming Department of Transportation awarded the contract to Reiman Corp of Cheyenne and High Country Construction Inc. of Lander in June of 2016.

Work will complete in four phases over a 3.5 year time period with a completion date of October 2019.

The contractor’s began working on Phase 1 in July. Phase 1 consists of grading operations and dirt work for the new interchange ramps and new interchange bridge. This work has taken place in the location of the new interchange near Vacutech on both the north and south sides of the interstate. To date the contractor has moved approximately 450 thousand cubic yards of dirt, to create fill for the new interchange on/off ramps and the new bridge. The contractor continues working on the bridge structures and pedestrian underpass through the winter as weather permits.

Phase 2 will begin in the spring of 2017. Phase 2 consists of continuing construction of the new north interchange structure and continuing the construction of the new on/off ramps. Work will begin on construction of the new alignments of North Main Street, Yellowtail Drive, Industrial Road and Decker road. This work will include Work-Continues.pngunderground utility work, roadway and surfacing, lighting and enhancements, pedestrian underpass, sidewalks and pathways. WYDOT and the contractor plan to hold a public meeting in the spring outlining what motorists and pedestrians can expect during the 2017 construction season. Two-way traffic will be maintained with pilot car/flagging operations and all business access will remain open however there will be delays. Phase 2 is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Phase 3 will begin in 2018 and will consist of reconstructing north Main Street from Fort Road to Goose Creek. This will include underground utility work, roadway surfacing, side-street and business access tie-ins and improvements, lighting and enhancements, pedestrian sidewalks and pathways. Two way traffic will be maintained with residential and business access open at all times. Other work in phase 3 (2018) will consist of isolated reconstruction/widening and new surfacing to the west bound lanes of I-90.

Phase 4 will begin in 2019 and will consist of isolated reconstruction/widening and new surfacing to the east bound lanes of I-90. Also the contractor will complete all enhancements, clean up and reclamation work associated with the project.