(Riverton, Wyo.) – A $2.935 million bridge rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin Aug. 11 between Ten Sleep and Buffalo on U.S. 16 in Washakie County, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp in Thermopolis.
The project involves 11 bridges in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties.
Prime contractor Gerber Construction of Lehi, Utah, plans to begin its U.S. 16 bridge work work Aug. 11 about 16 miles east of Ten Sleep on the bridge over Ten Sleep Creek.
“There will be a width restriction of 15 feet for about four weeks with one-way traffic crossing the bridge with help of a traffic signal system,” Tharp said.
Repairs on the U.S. 310 bridge are scheduled to begin Aug. 12 about eight miles northwest of Greybull. “Work will take about four weeks. Flaggers will be on the bridge while work is occurring, and the bridge will be open to two-way traffic when the contractor isn’t working,” Tharp said.
The contractor is tentatively scheduled to begin work on two U.S. 14 bridges east of Greybull during the week of Aug. 20. These bridges are located 4.92 miles and 5.89 miles east of Greybull on U.S. 14.
“The contractor plans working on all the other structures next year, depending on the weather and the contractor’s schedule. Some minor work may occur before winter,” Tharp added.
Other bridges scheduled for repairs/improvements in this contract include a bridge on Wyoming 120 about seven miles south of the Wyoming 120/U.S. 14-16-20 junction near Cody; a U.S. 20 bridge about six miles north of Thermopolis; a bridge on Wyoming 789 about four miles north of Riverton; a bridge on Wyoming 789 over the Big Wind River on the south edge of Riverton; a bridge on Wyoming 789 about nine miles north of Hudson; a bridge on Wyoming 131 near Sinks Canyon south of Lander; and a bridge on Wyoming 789 about 10 miles south of Lander.
Contract completion for the bridge rehabilitation project is Sept. 30, 2015. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the contract to Gerber Construction in April.
–Provided by WYDOT, a County10 Community Partner