Wyopo slide repair underway on Highway 789 outside of Lander; South Pass and Sinks Canyon

    (Lander, Wyo.) – A hillside near Wyopo Corner adjacent to Highway 789 that slipped during the heavy rains of 2015 is now being repaired. Oftedal Construction began the repair work this week. While the slide did not enter the highway, it completely covered the barrow ditch. Northbound traffic is reduced to a single lane through the construction zone.

    The Wyopo project is included in a pair of Fremont County projects addressing flood and slide repairs on South Pass, and near Sinks Canyon.
    Prime contractor 71 Construction of Riverton has completed grading, placing crushed gravel base and rock rip rap, and completing other work between Hudson and Riverton. 71 Construction’s work is part of a $639,000 project.
    “The contractor is currently working at the Little Wind River and Big Wind River bridges south of Riverton,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation Erik Smith of Lander.
    Another project involves grading and other work at various locations between Farson and Lander.

    Prime contractor on the $3.47 million project is Oftedal Construction, Inc., of Casper.

    “The contractor is currently working on slide repair along Wyoming 28 near South Pass and at Wyopo corner,” Smith said. “We are scheduled to begin work on slides on Sinks Canyon Road (Wyoming 131).”


    Contract completion date for both of the projects is Oct. 31.

    Wyopo Slide Repair. Photo h/t Ernie Over






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