Pavement project kicked off on Monday

Wyoming 135 pavement improvement project began Monday southeast of Riverton; the second project begins near Shoshoni in July

The first of two pavement improvement projects near Riverton kicked off Monday on Wyoming 135, southeast of Riverton.

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Prime contractor Century Companies, Inc., of Lewiston, Montana, began milling WY135 asphalt pavement on Monday, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton.

The $2.72 million Sand Draw project begins 17 miles south of Riverton (milepost 17.25) and continues for 6.9 miles to just on top of Beaver Rim (milepost 24.15).

The project includes a 1-inch leveling, 2-inch overlay, and a chip seal.

“Travelers should expect 20-minute delays during work hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday,” Scheidemantel said.

Following about three weeks of work on the Sand Draw pavement improvements, Century Companies, Inc., will move to U.S. 20/26 and Wyoming 789 to complete a second pavement improvement project inside the Town of Shoshoni, and 6 miles of Wyoming 789 west of Shoshoni.

The U.S. 20/26/Wyoming 789 portion of the pavement improvement project begins 6 miles west of Shoshoni (milepost 121.18) and extends to the junction of WY789 and U.S. 20/26 in Shoshoni (milepost 127.29). The project also includes .37 of a mile of pavement improvements from the WY789 junction to the north edge of Shoshoni (milepost 100.47).

The $1.25 million project on U.S. 20/26 and WY789 includes profile milling in the Town of Shoshoni and 1-inch pavement leveling.

“The second pavement project will tentatively start about July 15 with asphalt milling,” Scheidemantel said. “Travelers should expect 20-minute delays during working hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.”

Contract completion date of both projects is Oct. 31, 2019.

For information about WYDOT’s work, contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers at (307) 431-1803.

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