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Slope stabilization work taking place in Wind River Canyon

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports

Traffic delays are expected during a $1.88 million slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789.

"The contractor will be stabilizing slopes and constructing retaining walls at five locations between the river and highway," said Kent Herren, Wyoming Department of Transportation project inspector in Riverton.

Herren said the contractor's work schedule shows most work on the slope stabilization/retaining wall project expected to be complete in June.

"Within several weeks, it's the contractor's goal to provide two-way traffic, except for wide loads, through Wind River Canyon and the work zone," Herren said.

Expected work on the project includes grading, draining, placing crushed gravel and asphalt paving in Wind River Canyon.

Prime contractor for the project is Oftedal Construction, Inc., of Miles City, Mont. Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2013.

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