Traffic will begin traveling over the new box culvert on the Riverview Road Cosntruction project beginning Thursday. The speed limit there will be reduced to 20 MPH through the project completion. The photo above shows the box culvert in place before a roadway was constructed atop it. (Ernie Over photo) 
 (Riverton, Wyo.) - A reduced speed limit of 20 mph near the Riverton Valley irrigation canal will remain in effect during the duration of the Riverview Road highway improvement project beginningThursday, Dec. 12, in Riverton.
“We are now scheduled to be placing a new water main Thursday across Riverview Road just west of the bridge over the Riverton Valley irrigation canal,” according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton. “The two-lane detour across the new box culvert will be permanent during the project with a 20 mph speed limit. The detour will accommodate two-way traffic.”
Scheidemantel said the detour will be permanent across the new box culvert canal structure, because prime contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc., of Riverton is scheduled to begin removing the old canal bridge.
Scheidemantel said citizens are invited to attend a 1 p.m. work progress meeting everyThursday at the City of Riverton’s Public Works Building on Monroe Avenue.
The contractor’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.