The contractor working on the Riverview Road Improvement Project has removed the walking path bridge over the Riverton Valley Irrigation District Canal this week. Path users are urged to avoid the construction area and not walk across the highway bridge. (Kristin Barlow photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A walking path bridge has been removed from where it crosses the Riverton Valley Irrigation District Canal to allow for installation of water and sewer lines on the $2.8 million Riverview Road highway improvement project.
Pedestrians are being asked to avoid the work zone on Riverview Road in Riverton, and to refrain from walking across the existing bridge since the pedestrian bridge has been removed, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.
A reduced project speed limit of 30 mph remains in effect for the entire length of the Riverview Road highway improvement project. The speed limit reduction is clearly marked with speed limit signs on each end of the project and on Hill Street in the middle of the project.
Scheidemantel said the contractor plans to work through the winter to replace the canal crossing by about April 1. “And as the canal crossing is replaced with the new box culvert, there will likely be other speed limit reductions on Riverview Road,” he said.
Working hours of prime contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc., are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the contractor will be working this Saturday, Nov. 23.
Traffic is being allowed to pass through the project from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. without being stopped by flaggers. During the remainder of the work day, travelers may see traffic delays of up to 15 minutes.
Scheidemantel said citizens are invited to attend a 1 p.m. work progress meeting every Thursday at the City of Riverton’s Public Works Building on Monroe Avenue.
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.’s scope of work includes grading, draining, milling existing asphalt, placing crushed gravel base, asphalt paving, chip sealing, removal of the existing Riverton Valley Irrigation District canal bridge, curb and gutter, water main replacement, sanitary sewer and electrical improvements, fencing and other work on .94 miles of Riverview Road beginning at milepost 2.16 in the City of Riverton between Rein Road and Augusta Drive.
Contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2014.