A $14.63 million highway improvement project is scheduled to begin Monday, July 30, on Wyoming 132 between Ethete and U.S. 287.

Prime contractor High Country Construction, Inc., of Lander plans to begin installing temporary fencing and stripping topsoil on the 7-mile Blue Sky Highway project.

“The contractor doesn’t plan to remove any asphalt pavement from the driving surface this summer. Instead, the contractor will be working off the existing roadway moving dirt for new alignments of WY132, and irrigation improvements this fall,” according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Erik Smith of Lander. “Please slow down for safety’s sake, and please help us protect workers on the project.”

Improvements on the Ethete South project, prior to the completion date of Oct. 31, 2019, include grading, draining, milling asphalt pavement, placing gravel pit run and crushed gravel, asphalt paving, chip sealing, electrical work and other work on seven miles of Wyoming 132 north of Lander.

Real-time project updates on the upcoming Blue Sky Highway (WY132) project are available at #abetterbluesky.