(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Contracts totaling nearly $17.8 million for 11 highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its July teleconference meeting.

Included in the successful bids was a Riverton firm. The Wyoming Department of Transportation said a $14,000 contract was awarded to ERI Engineering of Riverton for repairs to a box culvert on I-25 south of Kaycee by Oct. 31.

Worland’s McGarvin-Moberly Construction won the largest of the contracts with a low bid of $5 million for a pavement overlay and chip seal to preserve the pavement on 19 miles of WYO 431 west of Worland. The contract carries a completion date of Sept. 30, 2013.

McGarvin-Moberly also won a $2.9 million contract for a pavement overlay on nine miles of WYO 487 about nine miles north of Medicine Bow, and a $1.2 million contract for a pavement overlay on 2.5 miles of US 20 about three miles south of Thermopolis. Both projects will include a chip seal next year and have a completion date of Sept. 30, 2013.

Diamond Surface Inc. of Rogers, Minn., submitted the low bid of $2.3 million for grinding some concrete slabs and replacing others on a 26.5-mile section of I-80 between Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs. The slabs are settling at different rates creating rough transitions from one slab to the next. Grinding will be used to smooth the joints between the slabs where possible, and in a few cases the slabs will have to be replaced. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2013.

Evans Construction of Jackson submitted the low bid of $2.2 million for pavement overlays on sections of US 16-89-191 totaling 3.6 miles in Teton County. The work is scheduled to be done by Sept. 1, 2013.

Cheyenne’s Simon Contractors won a $2 million contract for a pavement overlay and bridge deck repair on nine miles of US 14-16 about 13 miles north of Gillette by Sept. 30, 2013.

HK Contractors of Idaho Falls submitted the low bid of $1.8 million for a pavement overlay on a four miles of US 30 immediately west of Kemmerer to preserve the pavement on a highway  section that carries heavy truck traffic. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2013.

Other contracts awarded by the commission during the July meeting were:

$142,000 to Habitat Construction of Rocky Ford, Colo., to build a concrete bicycle and pedestrian path along WYO 321 between the Chugwater Rest Area and Clay Avenue in Chugwater by Oct. 31;

$116,000 to Mountain Valley Hydroseed of Grand Junction, Colo., for erosion control work along WYO 89 north of Evanston where the Bear River is eroding its banks toward the highway, by Oct. 31;

$45,000 to Flare Construction of Coalville, Utah, for erosion control and fence replacement along WYO 414 about five miles southeast of Mountainview by Oct. 31; and