Five Fremont County bridges are scheduled for rehabilitation work during 2015 according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. (file photo)

11 bridges to be repaired in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties

(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

 

WCC and State Lands Crews are pictured during a 2013 Conservation and Resource Management Project. Photos from this summer's activities in Fremont County were not available.

WCC Training, Education and Conservation projects just completed locally

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) recently volunteered, alongside State Lands’ staff members on a 10-day conservation and resource management project sponsored by Devon Energy in Fremont County. The program ran from July 7 – July 16. This is the seventh year Devon has sponsored the WCC in support of preservation, restoration and education projects in Wyoming.

Yellowstone hot pool & visitors (Ernie Over photo)

Yellowstone visitation nears two million at the end of July

(Yellowstone National Park) – Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of July is up almost 6 percent compared to the previous year.  Visitation for the first seven months of 2014 is nearing the two million mark.
There were 858,857 recreational visits to Yellowstone in July and a total of 1,943,683 for the first seven months of 2014.  That compares to 812,212 recreational visits for July 2013 and 1,828,862 recreational visits for January through July 2013.

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(From left) Aaron Day, Trystan Waldhart, and Caleb Schultejann work on the Rails to Trails. Photo provided by CWC.

CWC Second Wind students give more than 100 hours of community service

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Central Wyoming College Second Wind Students have dedicated over 100 hours of service to the community as part of their Co-Curricular credits in the Foundations of Energy and Facilities Maintenance Technician curriculums. The Second Wind program is designed to assist 18-21 year olds who have had a youthful offense make a life change. The program offers students college credit and marketable job skills.

RPD Officer Anthony Armstrong interviewed the suspect who's vehicle allegedly struck the arm of a flagger on South Federal Boulevard shortly after 8 a.m. today. (Ernie Over photo)

Female flagger struck by a vehicle in South Federal Construction Zone earlier today

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A female construction flagger was struck by a vehicle this morning on South Federal  Boulevard as she was flagging. According to initial reports, the flagger was not seriously injured. A side mirror of a passenger car allegedly struck the flagger on the elbow. She was taken to SageWest-Riverton by a private construction vehicle to be checked out.