The East half of the East Monroe and South Federal intersection has been reopened to traffic. The west side of the Monroe intersection is now closed while it is reconstructed. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The east side of the East Monroe Avenue/South Federal Boulevard intersection re-opened to traffic this week on the $5.04 million highway improvement project in Riverton, and work on the west side of South Federal Boulevard is scheduled to begin next week.
“Prime contractor Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne and subcontractor Archer Construction of Riverton are preparing to begin sewer and roadway work on the west half of the intersection and roadway between South 7th Street East and South Federal,” according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. “All businesses are open, and access to all businesses is being maintained as much as possible.”
Scheidemantel said WYDOT and City of Riverton “appreciate the patience of citizens and business owners on East Monroe Avenue during this important highway improvement project.”
The $5.04 million 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.
Citizens are reminded of regular 2 p.m. public meetings open to citizens and business owners every Thursday in the board room of the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The intersection of Monroe Avenue and South 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 25 mph speed limit through the work zone on South Federal Boulevard, and drivers are being asked to slow down through the work zone to protect public safety. A 10-foot width restriction is also in effect through the Federal/Monroe project.

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