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Delays expected during road work beginning Monday

Sep 21, 2015 From staff reports

Asphalt paving activities will continue next week south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789, and officials are expecting delays of up to 20 minutes.

Drivers are urged to allow for extra time during their trips between Lander and Riverton and Riverton and the Wind River Reservation.

Paving will take place on Wyoming Highway 789 at the Wyoming Highway 135 (Sand Draw Road) and 17 Mile Road intersections.

"Please allow for extra time in reaching your destination, especially Monday through Wednesday," said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. "We will be stopping traffic for up to 20 minutes beginning about 8:30 a.m. every day next week. ... This includes people driving to Lander, those driving from Lander to Riverton, and people driving on and off the Wind River Indian Reservation."

Highway and bridge improvements are continuing on the 3.32-mile highway and bridge improvement project directly south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789.

Scheidemantel said paving is scheduled to start Monday at the south end of the Wind River bridge.

Construction of the five-lane highway and widening of the Little Wind River bridge carries a contract deadline of Oct. 31, with the chip sealing and seeding contract deadline being June 30.

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Crews conducted asphalt paving operations earlier this month on Wyoming Highway 789 south of the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Wyoming Department of Transportation

Crews conducted asphalt paving operations earlier this month on Wyoming Highway 789 south of the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Wyoming Department of Transportation


Crews conducted asphalt paving operations earlier this month on Wyoming Highway 789 south of the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Wyoming Department of Transportation

Crews conducted asphalt paving operations earlier this month on Wyoming Highway 789 south of the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Wyoming Department of Transportation

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