Riverton’s Bornhoft Construction is low bidder on Riverview Road reconstruction project

The intersection of Hill Street and Riverview Road will be realigned and rebuilt in a project to begin this fall with a bridge replacement. Jerry Bornhoft Construction of Riverton was the low bidder on the project. (County10.com file photo) 

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Riverton contractor is the apparent low bidder for the Riverview Road realignment project slated to begin this fall, according to information from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Bids on the $3.3 million project were opened on Juy 11th in Casper. Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. was the low bidder at $2.800,298.60.

Bornhoft’s bid was $159, 400 less than Patrick Construction, Inc. Other bidders included HK Contractors, Inc., High Country Construction, Inc., Habitat Construction LLC and Mountain Construction Company.

WYDOT asked the city to concur with the bid, and the council voted unanimously to do so.

The contract for the project is scheduled to be let at a meeting of the Wyoming Transportation Committee later this week.

Riverton Public Works Director Bill urbigkit told the city council that funding for the project is coming from the WYDOT Urban Systems fund in the amount of $1.957 million, from Fremont County at $500,000, from the state’s Mineral Royalty Grant program in the amount of $500,000 and the city’s share will be $356,832.

In association with the rebuild of the road, which will include construction of a new bridge over an irrigation canal and straightening out an “s” cure and a new intersection for Hill Street, the city plans to replace aging utilities under that stretch of road, including water and sewer lines. Funding for that utility work is coming from the city’s water and sewer accounts.

To read about the specifics of the project, click here.

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