Transportation Commission awards $78.7 million in highway contracts in May

The location of Fremont County's approved construction projects by WYDOT.

Construction crews will soon start work on another section of road south of Jackson as part of an overall corridor improvement plan.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Oftedal Construction Inc., of Casper, a $67 million contract for the Snake River South Project on US 26/89/189/191. The commission awarded that and eight other contracts during its recent meeting.

The Snake River South Project includes new pavement, additional lanes, turnouts, pathways, accommodations for wildlife and landscaping, as well as various other improvements from mileposts 141-145. It is anticipated work will begin later this summer.

Crews previously started work on the Jackson South Project from mileposts 145-149, which had similar improvements. Work on that part of the project is required to be completed by June 30, 2019.

Accommodations for wildlife include six underpasses for big game and several smaller culverts for small mammals and facilities for fish passage have been included in the corridor improvements for these two projects. More information is available at www.dot.state.wy.us/jacksonsouth

Other contracts the commission awarded included bridge rehabilitation, cattle-guard work and slide repairs.

Wilson Brothers Construction Inc., of Cowley, won a $2.8 million slide-repair contract for work on US 14 between Burgess Junction and Dayton in Sheridan County.

Crews will realign the road to move it away from the slide plane. The slide is occurring below the road, which is causing the surface to break off. The contract completion date is Nov. 30, 2019.

S & S Builders LLC, of Gillette, was the low bidder on a $1.9 million bridge rehabilitation contract in several locations in Laramie and Albany counties.

Crews will perform rehabilitation work at two locations near Missile Drive in Cheyenne in the northbound and southbound lanes and on the Curtis Street Bridge in Laramie.  The contract completion date is Aug. 31, 2020.

The commission awarded Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, a $1.6 million contract for bridge work on WYO 215 between Pine Bluffs and Albin in Laramie County.

Crews will remove both structures and replace one with a box culvert bridge and the other with a regular structure. The contract completion date is July 31, 2020.

The commission also awarded contracts for:

  • $1.5 million to Cache Valley Electric Co., of Salt Lake City, Utah, for traffic signal system upgrades at several locations in Campbell and Natrona counties by Nov. 30, 2019;
  • $1.3 million to Wilson Brothers for slide repair work on US 14A between Lovell and Burgess Junction in Big Horn County by Nov. 30, 2019;
  • $1.1 million to Reiman Corp. for bridge resurfacing work at various locations in Fremont County by July 31, 2020;
  • $573,931 to 71 Construction, of Casper, for cattle-guard work at various locations on WYO 70 in Carbon County by Oct. 31, 2019; and
  • $136,990 to S & L Industrial, of Cowley, for removal and replacement of signs at various locations on Interstate 80 in Albany, Carbon, Laramie, Sweetwater and Uinta counties by Oct. 31, 2019.