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Start of Federal Boulevard project delayed to Wednesday

Mar 10, 2014 - Staff

Traffic patterns still are scheduled to change this week on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement project.

Delivery of pipe and prefabricated concrete manholes has been delayed, but asphalt pavement milling is scheduled for Wednesday. The contractor plans to begin excavation activities Thursday.

"Reiman Corp. and its excavation subcontractor (Archer Construction of Riverton) plan to begin by shifting traffic Wednesday on Federal to the west side of the street from Monroe Avenue to Washington Avenue," said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton.

Citizens, business owners and media are invited to attend a 2 p.m. work meeting every Thursday at El Durango, 489 S. Federal Blvd. The first public meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday.

The Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue intersection reconstruction project is scheduled to begin just north of the junction. Orange traffic cones and barrels and two-way restricted traffic will become the norm through the spring and summer as the intersection and roadway between Monroe and Washington avenues are reconstructed.

Prime contractor for the project is Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne.

Contract completion date is Sept. 30.

Social media updates also are available on the Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue project Facebook page and through Twitter at #RivertonWyStreets.

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