(The new Mortimore Lane bridge looking east toward Sinks Canyon Road. Joshua Scheer photo)
(Lander, Wyo.) - The Fremont County Transportation Department will conduct a public meeting discuss the Mortimore Lane reconstruction project on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Fremont County Library in Lander. The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on the first phase of the project which is to reconstruct the road from Sinks Canyon Road to the new bridge spanning the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River.
Reconstruction may include widening travel lanes, increasing the shoulder width, and adding a walking path to enhance the Tomato Loop. The County and its consultant, DOWL HKM, will discuss the preliminary design and possible project alternatives and estimated costs of the improvements at the public meeting.
DOWL HKM Geotechnical Engineer Jessica Klein said this project will be done in conjunction with a City of Lander project to replace the water line that runs along the road. The county opted to work along side the city in an effort to save funds in the long-run.
Both are separate projects and do not share in the funding.
The county road reconstruction was identified by the county’s optional 1 percent tax project committee as a priority. The majority of the funds for the road will come from the tax, and will be used along with State Loan and Investment Board and the Wyoming Wyoming Water Development Commission. The walking path could be funded by a Wyoming Department of Transportation grant.
Klein said bids for both projects could be done next spring with construction starting in Fall 2014.