Final paving tie-ins to existing side streets and businesses are scheduled Monday (Aug. 20) near Sunset Drive in Riverton.

When complete, all northbound and southbound traffic will be moved to the east side of North Federal Boulevard. “We appreciate every citizen’s patience with the North Federal Boulevard project, and the new driving surface will provide some relief for drivers who have been driving on the old rough, deteriorating roadway for years,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton.

The scheduled 40-working day closure of the Main Street/North Federal Boulevard intersection will reach its halfway mark on Monday, and prime contractor S&S Builders, LLC, of Gillette has an aggressive paving schedule between Washington and Fremont avenues prior to the Labor Day holiday.

The prime contractor’s schedule calls for concrete paving between Washington and Fremont avenues on Aug. 28, and between Fremont and Park avenues on Aug. 31.

“The contractor hopes to open the Main/Federal intersection prior to expiration of the eight-week closure window, but that’s a best-case scenario at this point,” Scheidemantel said.

During the Main/Federal closure, a signed detour is in place from South Federal Boulevard on Monroe to Broadway, north to Pershing, and east to North Federal Boulevard,” Scheidemantel said. Scheidemantel reminds North Federal drivers to avoid making left-hand turns in the work zone, and to “please, slow down.”

The speed limit inside the North Federal Boulevard work zone is 20 mph. Citizens and businesses are reminded of the weekly public project meeting at 10 a.m. every Thursday in Riverton City Hall.

Real-time project updates are available at #RivertonRebuild.