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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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