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Flood repairs to begin west of Riverton

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports

A $432,300 flood repair project is scheduled to begin next week west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.

"These repairs to U.S. 26 are just east of the Big Wind River bridge in the area where the highway was closed to traffic for several weeks in 2011," Scheidemantel said. "Repairs this fall and winter will involve extending pipes and won't impact the highway's driving surface, though there may be a few minor traffic delays during the work."

71 Construction's scope of work includes erosion repair, including pipe repair, grading, milling asphalt, placing crushed gravel base and rock rip rap, fencing and other work beginning at milepost 104.02 on U.S. 26 between Diversion Dam junction and Kinnear near the Big Wind River bridge.

71 Construction of Riverton is the prime contractor on the project. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the project to 71 Construction in September.

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