The intersection at South Federal and East Monroe now sports new traffic signals. East Monroe east of South Federal will be closed on Monday to begin reconstruction of that street. (Ernie Over photo)
Update on Federal/Monroe and Riverview Road projects in Riverton
Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue:
Archer Construction is continuing excavation for storm sewer installation on the $5.04 million Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue highway improvement project in Riverton. The contractor is hoping to complete installation to South Federal Inn this week.
Water line work is continuing in the Washington Avenue/Federal intersection. Traffic is scheduled to be diverted to the east side of Federal Boulevard in the coming week.
Work is continuing on installation of wiring and the new traffic signal at the Federal/Monroe intersection. Three of four drilled concrete shafts for the new traffic signal are installed, with the fourth (in the southeast corner) scheduled for concrete to be poured this coming Tuesday. A driller will be boring lines under the existing roadway too. This is all in anticipation for installation of the new traffic signal poles and signal lights, possibly as early as late next week.
Citizens are reminded of the reduced speed limit of 25 mph. All businesses remain open, and business accesses are being maintained off Federal Boulevard.
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.

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.
Contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2014.
Riverview Road:
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc., is installing water lines under the roadway on the $2.8 million Riverview Road highway improvement project.
Installation of water lines is occurring from the west end of the project near Augusta Drive, and continuing toward the east.
The contractor is continuing its work at building the new roadway between Hill Street and Augusta Drive, and is continuing to install water and sanitary sewer services on the east end of the project near Rein Road.
Source Gas continues moving its gas line out of the work zone.
Drivers are urged to slow down through the project work zone for the safety of drivers and workers.
Citizens are reminded of the weekly work progress public meeting at 1 p.m. every Thursday at the City of Riverton’s Public Works Building on Monroe Avenue. Citizens are invited to attend these public meetings to learn about the contractor’s future work schedule and to ask questions.
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.
Riverview Road will be straightened with an improved, safer intersection being constructed at the bottom of Hill Street.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the Riverview Road project to Bornhoft Construction last July.
Contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2014.
Roadwork is continuing on the Riverview Road Project between Hill Street and Augusta this week and next. Above, the intersection at Riverview and Hill is being re-engineered to be much safer while Source Gas crews are relocating a natural gas line. (Ernie Over photo)

Roadwork is continuing on the Riverview Road Project between Hill Street and Augusta this week and next. Above, the intersection at Riverview and Hill is being re-engineered to be much safer while Source Gas crews are relocating a natural gas line. (Ernie Over photo)