Three-lane traffic, plus left-hand turn lane, scheduled to open Friday on three blocks of North Federal Boulevard improvement project

    Highway striping is complete on three blocks of the North Federal Boulevard highway improvement project in Riverton, and three lanes of traffic and a left-hand turn lane will open between East Washington and East Park avenues about noon Friday.

    Two northbound traffic lanes will reopen Friday on North Federal Boulevard between East Washington and East Park avenues, while one southbound lane will be open. A center turn lane will open, too, allowing left-hand turn movements at the East Washington, Main Street, East Fremont and East Park intersections.

    “We’re looking forward to normal traffic patterns as soon as possible on North Federal Boulevard,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation project engineer Cody Johler of Riverton. “Thanks to WYDOT striping efforts earlier this week, we will be able to open three lanes of North Federal Boulevard to traffic on Friday. Please use common sense with speeds in this area, and please remember that the 20 mph speed limit and no left-hand turn policy remain in effect between East Park Avenue and East Sunset Drive.”

    Johler said one southbound lane of North Federal Boulevard will remain closed to allow prime contractor S&S Builders of Gillette to complete sidewalk concrete work on the west side of North Federal Boulevard.

    Single-lane traffic flows in each direction will remain in place on North Federal Boulevard between East Park and East Sunset Drive on the two-year, $13.96 million project. Left-hand turns are not allowed between East Park Avenue and East Sunset Drive.

    In other project news:

    — More than 1,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured Thursday between Lincoln Avenue and about City Hall on North Federal Boulevard;
    — Concrete paving is tentatively scheduled, weather permitting, to about Walgreen’s in mid-October;
    — Tentatively, sidewalk concrete pours are scheduled, weather permitting, to be completed to about Walgreens by Nov. 1.

    All work is dependent upon favorable weather.

    Citizens and businesses are reminded of the weekly public meeting at 10 a.m. every Thursday in Riverton City Hall. The weekly public meetings will tentatively end for the year on Thursday, Oct. 25.

    Real-time project updates are available at #RivertonRebuild

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