Rock Springs, I-80, Dewar Drive road construction update
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
August 24, 2008
(Rock Springs) - Contractors for the Rock Springs Marginal, Dewar Drive/Pilot Butte Project, say the week of Aug. 25 will bring several shifts in traffic lanes as work progresses on Dewar Drive.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, the intersection with the north service road by Walgreens will close as the east side of Gateway Boulevard is torn out and replaced. As this part of the work commences, traffic will be shifted to the west side of Gateway Boulevard, onto the new concrete lanes and traffic lights realigned with traffic.
On Wednesday, Interstate 80 eastbound on and off ramp traffic will be shifted off the current ramps and onto temporary ramps so the existing concrete can be removed. I-80 eastbound off ramp traffic will need to slow down and be alert for these changes.
Motorists are advised to obey posted speed limits, devote their full attention to the flaggers and changes in traffic patterns, traffic control devices, signing, and lane markings to get through these construction areas safely. They should also increase their usual following distance, move into the correct lane well in-advance, restrict cell phone usage or other distractions, and be aware of their surroundings.