(Riverton, Wyo.) – The start of $13.96 million in highway improvements on North Federal Boulevard is scheduled for Monday morning.
Weather permitting, prime contractor S&S Builders, LLC, of Gillette and its all-Wyoming construction team will begin squeezing northbound and southbound traffic to a single lane in each direction near the Washington Avenue/Federal intersection at 7 a.m. Monday.
The work zone speed limit is 20 mph.
“We expect the contractor will be working between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, weather permitting, until further notice,” according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. “Citizens are reminded that left-hand turns inside the work zone will not be allowed for the duration of this project.”
Expected work beginning Monday includes the start of concrete demolition by one crew on the east-bound lanes of North Federal Boulevard between Washington and Park. A second work crew is expected to begin excavation and installation of sanitary sewer, water and storm sewer lines later in the week.
The contractor’s work schedule shows concrete paving between Washington and Park beginning in early May.
Scheidemantel said Washington Avenue will be closed beginning Monday on the east side of Federal Boulevard. “This closure will be necessary as the contractor begins removing asphalt and concrete in this location starting Monday, weather permitting,” he said.
The $13.96 million North Federal Boulevard (US26/WY789) project bid was awarded to S&S Builders, LLC, of Gillette last September.
The project has two phases. The southern phase is scheduled to be built in 2018 — between Washington Avenue and Forest Drive. The northern phase of the project is scheduled for 2019.
By contract, S&S Builders is required to maintain two-way traffic at all times during construction. The contractor may close access to landowners and businesses only with permission of the landowner, business owner, and WYDOT.
Weekly project progress meetings begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in Riverton City Hall. Each public meeting will include time for public comments and questions.