Little Wind bridge work beginning

Apr 22, 2012 Staff

The Wyoming Department of Transportation reported that improvements to the Little Wind River bridge near Fort Washakie on Highway 287 should start Monday, April 23.

"One-way traffic will be controlled with the use of a portable traffic signal, because the bridge curb has to be removed and replaced on this bridge," Ben Steed, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Basin, said in a press release.

"It is estimated the portable traffic signal, barrier and one-way traffic will be needed at the Little Wind bridge until mid-May," he said.

The project has three work locations in Fremont County on Highway 287: at milepost 16.13 near Fort Washakie; U.S. 287/Wyoming 789, milepost 74.44; and U.S. 287/Wyoming 789, milepost 46.34.

"At each of these locations the bridge rail is being replaced along with the W-Beam guardrail that connects to the bridge rail and extends off the bridge," Steed said.

"Minor dirt work is being done to accommodate the new W-Beam guardrail. With the exception of the Fort Washakie bridge, traffic will be controlled by flaggers while the bridge rail and W-Beam guardrail is being replaced," he said.

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