The Wyoming Department of Transportation advises travelers in South-Central Wyoming that next week roadwork will begin in several areas:
On May 4,slab replacement will occur at various locations on Spruce Street and I-80.There will be work on the Sage Creek separation bridge on I-80 at milepost 213 in both the eastbound and westbound lanes.
On May 11, The Thayer bridge over Interstate-80 in Rawlins will begin rehabilitation.Temporary traffic signals will be installed across the structure and vehicle movement will be limited to single-lane, alternating traffic.The width restriction will be 8.5 feet once the structure is down to a single lane. Oversize loads traveling westbound may use the Spruce Street interchange at Exit 211 as a detour to access the TA Travel Center. Pedestrian use will be disallowed while the bridge is under construction. This bridge project is scheduled to last approximately two months.
These projects above should be completed by October.The contractor is Simon Contractors out of North Platte, Nebraska. The cost is $1.8 million paid for with 90 percent federal funds and 10 percent state funds.
One more project will also begin on May 4 with slab repair and the application of a high performance wearing course on Interstate-80 for 32 lane miles. The project area is from the Medicine Bow River Bridge to 16 miles east. Motorists are advised to watch for workers, signs, single- lane travel areas and reduced speeds in sections along this stretch of roadway until the end of the project in October,this year. The wearing course will provide an improved ride with better traction, and increased durability.
The contractor for this work is Simon Contractors out of Cheyenne. The cost is $7 million, paid for with 90 percent federal funds and 10 percent state funds.