40-day closure of Main Street/North Federal Boulevard intersection scheduled to begin Monday

    A closure of 40 working days is scheduled to begin Monday, July 23, at the Main Street/North Federal Boulevard intersection in Riverton to allow highway improvements to resume at south end of the $13.96 million project.

    With Monday’s closure of Riverton busiest intersection, northbound and southbound traffic on Federal Boulevard will be moved to the new concrete on the east side of Federal Boulevard between Washington and Jackson avenues.

    Demolition of concrete is scheduled to begin Monday on the west side of North Federal Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Main Street.

    “A signed detour will be open Monday from South Federal Boulevard west on Monroe to Broadway, north to Pershing, and east to Federal Boulevard,” according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. “We are continuing to ask drivers on North Federal to avoid making left-hand turns in the work zone, and to please slow down. And please remember the speed limit inside the work zone is 20 mph.”

    In other project news, Forest Drive’s intersection with North Federal Boulevard is scheduled to close Monday, July 23, with a tentative reopening by early August. Prime contractor S&S Builders, LLC, of Gillette is scheduled to complete paving of the Pershing and Roosevelt intersection tie-ins on Friday, and those intersections are scheduled to reopen on Friday. S&S’s schedule calls for concrete paving to Sunset Drive on Thursday, July 26.

    Citizens and businesses are reminded of the weekly public meeting at 10 a.m. every Thursday in Riverton City Hall.

    Real-time project updates are available at #RivertonRebuild.

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