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Paving, chip sealing in county to begin

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports

A Wyoming Department of Transportation asphalt paving crew is scheduled for work beginning Monday, July 9, on U.S. 20-26 east of Shoshoni.

"All work is weather permitting at this point," said Shawn Coggins, WYDOT paving foreman in Meeteetse.

The paving crew is then scheduled to move its operation to the Missouri Valley Road (Wyoming 134) on Wednesday, July 11, and South Pass (Wyoming 28) on Thursday, July 12.

East of Shoshoni, U.S. 20-26 is scheduled for 800 tons of hot-mix asphalt patching, and 400 tons of hot-mix asphalt are scheduled for patching in Missouri Valley (Wyoming 134). Wyoming 28 is scheduled for 362 tons of hot-mix asphalt patching.

The paving crew is scheduled to work north of Lander on Wyoming 789 beginning Monday, July 16, west of Riverton on U.S. 26 beginning July 23, and east of Dubois on U.S. 26-287 beginning July 25.

The WYDOT paving operation consists of a paving crew, a roller operator and numerous WYDOT trucks hauling the hot asphalt.

"Please obey posted speed limits during the paving operation, and obey flaggers and traffic control for safety's sake. Drivers should expect short delays," said Coggins. "In work zones, pay attention or pay the price."

Elsewhere, WYDOT chip sealing crews are scheduled for summer work this week at two Fremont County sites.

Chip sealing work is scheduled south of Lander over South Pass, and east of Shoshoni between Moneta and Hiland.

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