#HeadsUp: Planned work on US 287 bridge in Lander begins early May

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A $1.9 million bridge rehabilitation project, involving 5 bridges, will begin April 20th.

Locations include the Big Horn River bridge south of Thermopolis, U.S. 287 bridge over the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in the City of Lander, WY432 bridge over the Upper Hanover Canal on South Flat Road (milepost 8.4), the WY31 bridge over Medicine Lodge Creek in Hyattville (milepost 21.89), and the WY37 bridge over Sidon Canal (milepost 246.66).

Prime contractor is Coldwater Group, Inc., of Pleasant View, Utah. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the Utah contractor the 5-bridge rehabilitation project on April 19. Contract completion is Oct. 31, 2020.

The contractor is required to provide 2-way traffic, with 1 lane in each direction, while working on the Lander bridge. The contractor’s schedule shows the Lander bridge work beginning about May 5, with completion scheduled in late June.

“By contract, work on the Big Horn River bridge and Middle Fork of the Popo Agie bridge is required to be complete before work can begin on the other 3 bridges,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis.

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