$13.9M North Federal Boulevard Project Is Scheduled to Begin in March 2018

📅   Tue November 21, 2017 - West Edition #24
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S&S Builders LLC, of Gillette, was awarded the $13.9 million contract.
S&S Builders LLC, of Gillette, was awarded the $13.9 million contract.

A March 2018 start is tentatively scheduled for reconstruction of North Federal Boulevard in Riverton.

S&S Builders LLC, of Gillette, was awarded the $13.9 million contract this month by the Wyoming Transportation Commission.

“We visited with the contractor this week, and the contractor is tentatively planning to begin mobilizing equipment to the Riverton area in February 2018,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel. “The contractor tentatively plans to begin work on North Federal Boulevard in March or April, depending on weather and work scheduling.”

WYDOT and the contractor will hold a joint public meeting prior to the start of construction. By contract, the contractor is required to maintain access, as much as possible, to businesses during construction, and businesses, cities and media will be invited to a weekly project progress meeting.

Scheidemantel said the contractor plans to visit North Federal Boulevard businesses in February and March to discuss staging of concrete and sidewalk placement that provides access to private property.

“We are expecting the construction to take up to two construction seasons,” said Scheidemantel. “The construction project is a two-phase project. One phase is between Washington Avenue and Forest Street, and the other phase is between Forest Street and the end of the curb and gutter section of Federal Boulevard north of Walmart.”

Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2019.

“The contractor hasn't finalized its schedule for reconstruction of North Federal Boulevard, so we don't yet know the contractor's plan for reconstruction or which phase of the project will be the first to be reconstructed,” Scheidemantel said.

The North Federal Boulevard project involves reconstructing 2 mi. of WYO 789 (North Federal Boulevard) in Riverton. Besides reconstructing the roadway, the contract is a joint project with the city of Riverton that also includes sidewalk and ADA upgrades, utility work, storm sewer work and new street light and new traffic signal installation.