Motorists traveling on I-80 will soon see improvements to the road surface in several areas on the western side of the state.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded a $14.7 million mill and overlay contract for 10 mi. (16 km) of work between Lyman and Granger Junction, and a $7 million mill and overlay contract for 12 mi. (19.3 km) of work between Rock Springs and Rawlins during its Nov. 17 meeting.
The commission awarded the contracts to Lewis & Lewis of Rock Springs, which was the lowest bidder on both. Those two contracts were one of 10 the commission awarded totaling $35 million.
For the $14.7 million contract, work will be completed on the eastbound and westbound lanes.
Crews will work on the eastbound lanes during the first year of the project, and then work on the westbound lanes the following year. When crews are working on the eastbound lanes, traffic will be diverted to a single lane, head-to-head in the westbound lanes. When crews are working on the westbound lanes, traffic will be diverted to the eastbound lanes.
The project also includes some minor bridge rehabilitation work to nine bridges and total reconstruction of two bridges. The contract completion date is Nov. 30, 2018.
For the $7 million project, crews will be milling and adding a 3-in. (7.62 cm) overlay, and will be working on four bridges.
That work will only take place on the westbound lane. While work is taking place, traffic will be diverted to a single lane in the eastbound lane where traffic will travel head to head. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.
The rest of the contracts the commission awarded were for other overlays, bridge, fence and electrical work.
McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co. of Worland won a $2.8 million contract for a 9-mi. (14.5 km) overlay and chip seal project on WYO 230 between Woods Landing and the Colorado state line in Albany County.
The work also includes minor bridge repairs. The project is being paid for with 10-cent fuel-tax revenue, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2017.
Lewis & Lewis Inc. also was the low bidder on a $2.6 million overlay project that will involve two sections of road totaling about 7 mi. (11.3 km) on U.S. 30 between Sage Creek and Kemmerer in Lincoln County.
The majority of the work will be a standard mill and overlay. In front of the port of entry is a concrete section that's less than a mile. For that part of the project, crews will remove the concrete and replace it with a plant mix overlay. Crews also will be performing minor bridge work.
The project is being paid for with 10-cent fuel-tax revenue, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, 2017.
Century Companies Inc., of Lewistown, Mont., won a $2.3 million contract for light and median remediation work on U.S. 14A, Coulter Avenue, in Powell. Crews will remove the concrete medians and replace them with concrete pavement so a turning lane can be installed.
The other work includes federal Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades to sidewalks and asphalt paving in other parts. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.
Also awarded by the commission were contracts for:
• $1.6 million to Hedquist Construction Inc. of Mills for replacing concrete at 12 Street and Wyoming Boulevard in Casper; replacing a waterline in that area; and doing sidewalk, curbing and gutter work by Oct. 31, 2017;
• $1.4 million to DeBernardi Construction Co. of Rock Springs for a bridge replacement on County Road 4-37 in Sweetwater County by Oct. 31, 2017;
• $1.1 million to Reimen Corp. of Cheyenne for the replacement of the Lance Creek Bridge on County Road 14-11 about 12 mi. southwest of Mule Creek Junction in Niobrara County by Oct. 31, 2017;
• $804,759 to Casper Electric Inc. of Casper to replace 17 high-mast tower lights at the junction of I-25 and I-90 east of Buffalo in Johnson County that were damaged during a wind storm recently by Oct. 31, 2017; and
• $767,692 to King Enterprises of Mills for 3 mi. (4.8 km) of fence modification and installation of cattle guard on WYO 352 in Kendall Valley in Sublette County by Oct. 31, 2017.