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Paving begins on repair project on U.S. 26

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports

Paving began Tuesday on the $432,300 flood repair project west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.

"This project on U.S. 26 is 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. "The prime contractor, 71 Construction, is paving, and drivers should expect traffic delays."

Scheidemantel said a reduced speed limit of 30 mph is in place through the project.

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 $432,300 project. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the project to 71 Construction in September.

Friday was the contract completion date for the project.

Other projects

WyDOT hot-mix asphalt patching work is scheduled to continue in early June on Wyoming 135, southeast of Riverton, and on U.S. 26/287, east of Dubois.

Around Thursday, the paving crew is scheduled for two days of work on U.S. 287/Wyoming 789 south of Lander.

By mid-June, the paving crew's schedule calls for work on Wyoming 28 south of Lander, Wyoming 134 (Missouri Valley Road), and on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 north of Shoshoni.

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