Paving to begin Monday on US287/WY789 SE of Lander

Paving is scheduled to begin Monday

Paving is scheduled to begin Monday, July 6, on a $3.2 million highway improvement project southeast of Lander on US287/WY789. The 7.23-mile pavement improvement project begins about 18.4 miles east of US287’s junction with WY28, south of Lander.

“Milling operations are complete on the project, and everyone, including motorcyclists, is cautioned to drive carefully and at slower speeds throughout the project,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Erik Smith of Lander. “Motorists should expect 20-minute traffic delays with stopped conditions.”


The Muddy Gap-Lander project work includes grading, pavement milling, asphalt paving, chip sealing and other work. “Paving is scheduled to be completed in July; chip sealing is scheduled for later this summer,” Smith said.

McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland is the prime contractor.
Contract completion date is June 30, 2021.