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Work may slow traffic early Friday on Federal Boulevard

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports

Storm sewer work may slow traffic for several hours early Friday on South Federal Boulevard, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Beginning at 5 a.m. crews will work to install a lateral pipe for the new storm sewer under the entire width of South Federal Boulevard. During this time, single-lane traffic and flaggers will be in place.

WyDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers said drivers should slow down through the work zone and watch for workers and flaggers.

Flagger hit

On Thursday, a flagger was struck by a vehicle trying to enter the South Federal Boulevard roadway, the release stated.

The worker suffered minor injuries.

"We'd ask that all drivers slow down and exercise patience while driving inside the project's work zone," said WyDOT resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. "All flaggers are certified and have been doing really good and effective work in minimizing traffic delays and protecting citizens and workers within the work zone. Safety is our No. 1 priority on every highway project, but we need every person's help to keep every person safe."

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