Riverton City Council - nov 2014

Budget Amendment on South Federal and Riverview projects misunderstood, public works director reported

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Discussion at Riverton City Council’s Tuesday night meeting on a budget amendment to cover the city’s share of costs from the Riverview Road and South Federal highway reconstruction projects took a wrong turn. Both projects were under the management and control of the Wyoming Department of Transportation, with participation from the City of Riverton.

Winter driving

All county roads open this morning, Chain Law 1 on South Pass, Slick, Slick in Spots, Snowing on some routes

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation reports all roads in Fremont County are open today, with snow and blowing snow between Shoshoni and Casper; slick, snowing, high winds and blowing snow on US 287 between Sweetwater Station and Jeffrey City; slick and snowfall between Dubois and Diversion Dam Junction; and slick to slick in spots elsewhere. The Chain Law is in effect on WYO 28 over South Pass.

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WYDOT: Twelve projects complete, seven underway with additional fuel tax revenue

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Twelve pavement preservation projects have been completed using the additional fuel tax revenue WYDOT received during the past year, and work is expected to be complete this fall on five others. Four of the projects are in Fremont County, three on South Pass and one currently under construction on US 26/287 near Diversion Dam.

Night work continues on the Diversion Dam Intersection Project north of Fort Washakie on Highway 26/287. (WYDOT)

Night work continues on Diversion Dam Junction highway improvement project west of Riverton 

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The prime contractor of a $4.21 million highway improvement project near Diversion Dam Junction is continuing to work up to 20 hours a day, six days a week.
The 2.32-mile project is on U.S. 26/287 west of Riverton.
Night shifts are continuing Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., while night shifts on Saturday are scheduled to run3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Day shifts (Monday through Friday) generally run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.(Saturdays).
Prime contractor Oftedal Construction, Inc., of Casper plans to complete and pave the 2.32-mile project this year.
The scope of work for the Diversion Dam Junction project includes grading, milling asphalt, placing crushed gravel base and asphalt pavement surfacing, chip seal, cattle guards, signing, fencing and other work on 2.32 miles on U.S. 26/287 beginning at RM 97.25 between Dubois and Riverton.
Contract completion date is June 30, 2015.
Night work on the Diversion Dam Project north of Fort Washakie on Highway 26/287. (WYDOT)

Night work on the Diversion Dam Project north of Fort Washakie on Highway 26/287. (WYDOT)