(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation Thursday afternoon provided updated information on the two major road construction projects now underway in the city:
Fresh water is scheduled to be turned off for about 4 hours Monday west of the Hill Street/Riverview Road intersection on the $2.8 million Riverview Road highway improvement projects in Riverton.
The fresh water lines will be off between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, April 28. The shut off will impact all residents and businesses west of the Hill Street/Riverview Road intersection.
The four-hour interruption in water deliveries is to allow Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. to install a new water main on the Riverview Road project.
The City of Riverton, WYDOT and Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc., apologize for any inconvenience this work causes.
About 1,800 feet of fresh water lines will be installed underneath the center of the new roadway in the coming weeks. During this work, two-way traffic will be detoured to the west and south parts of Riverview Road where the old walking path was located. This traffic detour is scheduled to open beginning Tuesday, April 29.
Working hours of the prime contractor are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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 encounter delays of up to 15 minutes.
“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,” said Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.’s scope of work on the $2.8 million project includes grading, draining, milling existing asphalt, placing crushed gravel base, asphalt paving, chip sealing, removal and replacement 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.
Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue
A snake-like traffic detour continues on the $5.04 million Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue highway improvement project as workers continue preparing to install a new irrigation siphon at the Federal intersection with Adams Avenue.
Workers with Archer Construction of Riverton continue to move toward the north end of the project at Washington Avenue with sanitary sewer, fresh water and storm sewer lines, but with irrigation season near, installation of the irrigation siphon is the priority. Estimated date of completion for sanitary sewer and fresh water line installation is next week, with storm sewer installation estimated to take another 2-3 weeks.
The Federal/Monroe project begins about 250 feet south of East Monroe Avenue and extends north, ending 0.4 miles north of the Federal/Monroe intersection near Federal Boulevard’s intersection with East Washington Avenue. Work on Monroe Avenue will extend about 250 feet each direction from Federal Boulevard.
The intersection of Monroe Avenue and Federal Boulevard was reconstructed in 1970 with asphalt and rebuilt with concrete pavement in 1989. The new project is being built with concrete.
Drivers are reminded of the reduced 25 mph speed limit through the work zone. Business accesses are clearly marked, and all businesses are open.
A 10-foot width restriction is in effect through the Federal/Monroe project. Working hours for the road improvements are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens are reminded of the weekly public meeting for the Federal/Monroe project, 2 p.m. every Thursday at El Durango on Federal Boulevard.
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Traffic patterns on Federal Boulevard changed this week as Archer Construction prepares to install an irrigation siphon at Adams Avenue’s intersection with Federal. (WYDOT)