Pavement leveling work has begun on South Pass Highway, WYO 28; Expect delays

(Fremont County, Wyoming) – A pair of asphalt pavement improvement projects are under way on Wyoming 28 south of Lander over South Pass, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.
Motorists traveling between Lander and Farson should expect traffic delays during the asphalt pavement overlay projects.
Pavement leveling has started on the 15.27-mile, $3.382 million pavement project beginning at milepost 34.12 near the old U.S. Steel mine on Wyoming 28. The project includes grading, milling plant mix, asphalt pavement surfacing, chip sealing and other work between Farson and Lander. Contract completion date is June 30, 2015.
McGarvin-Moberly is then scheduled to begin paving a 9.68-mile, $3.847 million pavement project beginning at milepost 24.41 near the Sweetwater River Rest Area on Wyoming 28. The project includes milling plant mix, placing pit run subbase rock, asphalt pavement surfacing, chip sealing and other work on 9.68 miles on WYO 28 between Farson and Lander. Placement of pit run subbase rock began June 2. Contract completion date is July 31, 2014.
Once paving is complete on the two projects, McGarvin-Moberly plans to chip seal both projects, according to Smith.
McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland is the prime contractor on both pavement improvement projects.
McGarvin-Moberly is expected to move to another Wyoming 28 pavement improvement project this summer on the same highway in Sweetwater County following its work on the two Fremont County projects.

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