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Contractor asks for help with Riverview project

Dec 30, 2013 - From staff reports

Citizens are reminded that it is a violation of state and federal laws to tamper with orange barrels and cones inside of a roadway construction work zone.

The Riverview Road project's prime contractor is asking for help from citizens to help maintain safety through the construction area.

"Our barrels and cones were looking good ... but sometime during the night, barrels and cones were stolen and/or moved up and down Riverview Road," said contractor Jerry Bornhoft on Monday. "It was a mess this morning. We want the work zone to remain safe for drivers, pedestrians and other people. Please don't move our cones and barrels; they are placed to designate the driving lanes and to enhance the safety of people traveling through this project."

Bornhoft said work crews plan to return to the project Monday.

The speed limit across the Riverton Valley Irrigation District canal is 20 mph.

Working hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and traffic is allowed to pass through the project from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. without being stopped by flaggers. During the remainder of the work day, travelers may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes.

Jerry Bornhoft Construction's scope of work on the $2.8 million project includes grading, draining, milling existing asphalt, placing crushed gravel base, asphalt paving, chip sealing, removal of the existing Riverton Valley Irrigation District canal bridge, curb and gutter, water main replacement, sanitary sewer and electrical improvements, fencing and other work on .94 miles of Riverview Road beginning at milepost 2.16 in the City of Riverton between Rein Road and Augusta Drive.

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