Evans Construction of Jackson won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $5.8 million to reconstruct a third of a mile of US 26-89-189-191 (Broadway) between the Flat Creek Bridge and Jackson Street in Jackson. The project will include new concrete pavement, sidewalks, curb and gutter, water and sewer lines, bicycle and pedestrian paths and lighting. Work is expected to begin in late March and then shut down during the peak of the tourist season from July 1 to Aug. 20. The contract completion date is Nov. 30.
McMurry Ready-Mix of Casper was the low bidder at $4.6 million for improvements to the northbound lanes of a four-mile section of Interstate 25 northwest of Douglas. Three miles of the section will get a pavement overlay and one mile will be reconstructed. All traffic will be routed onto the southbound lanes during the work, which is expected to be complete by Nov. 30.
Bituminous Paving of Ortonville, Minn., won a $2.4 million contract for chip sealing to preserve the pavement on 32 miles of highways in Campbell, Crook, Johnson and Weston counties. The work must be completed between June 15 and Aug. 31.
Mountain Construction of Lovell was awarded a $1.7 million contract for a pavement overlay on four miles of US 14A between Powell and Garland. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.
Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. was the low bidder at $1.6 million for bridge rehabilitation work on Interstate 80 in the Cheyenne area. The work will be done on the bridges in both the eastbound and westbound lanes at four locations, and it is scheduled to be done by Sept. 30.
S&S Builders of Gillette submitted the low bid of $1.4 million for bridge rehabilitation work on highway sections in Sheridan County by Aug. 31, 2014. S&S also was the low bidder at $1.3 million for bridge rehabilitation work on highways in Campbell, Crook and Weston counties by Oct. 31.
Custom Lighting Services of Sandy, Utah won a $367,000 contract to install adaptive signal control systems at nine intersections on WYO 258 (Wyoming Boulevard) in Casper and nine intersections on WYO 59 in Gillette. The signals are expected to be in operation by the end of August. They will be the first adaptive signal control systems in Wyoming, and WYDOT will monitor their performance to determine if the improvements in traffic flow they provide are sufficient to warrant installing them on other busy corridors around the state. The systems use additional sensors embedded in the pavement of the travel lanes to improve the efficiency of traffic flow by providing real time updates not only on traffic at the intersection but the number of vehicles approaching. While current signal systems operate on fixed intervals, the adaptive systems can adjust the signal timing based on current traffic conditions.
The commission also awarded contracts for:
$314,000 to Superior Signs & Supply of Casper for thermoplastic pavement markings on various highway sections in Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties by Sept. 30;
$252,000 to S&L Industrial of Cowley for installation of new signs at various locations on highways in Laramie, Sweetwater and Uinta counties by Oct. 31;
$144,000 to S&S Builders of Gillette for replacement of drainage grates to improve drainage and provide a smoother ride at the Beech Ave. underpass in Pine Bluffs by Oct. 31; and
$122,000 to Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne for culvert replacement on US 30-287 in Medicine Bow by Sept. 30.