Transportation commission awards $55 million in contracts
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
July 29, 2010
Contracts totaling nearly $55 million for 14 highway projects around the state, including five to widen two-lane road sections to five lanes, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its July teleconference meeting.
Lander’s Rice-Kilroy Construction won the largest contract awarded with a low bid of $11.9 million to widen a nearly six-mile section of US 26 just north of Riverton from its current two lanes to five lanes. The road section between Burma Road and Clothesline Road has experienced an increase in traffic due to subdivision and business development in the area. The contract completion date is June 30, 2012.
A heavily traveled six-mile section of WYO 59 providing access to the coal mines south of Gillette also will be widened to five lanes under a $10.7 million contract awarded to Gillette’s Intermountain Construction and Materials. The project will extend the five-lane portion of the highway to about one mile south of Bishop Road. The work is expected to be done by Oct. 31, 2011.
The series of projects to widen US 14A to five lanes between Cody and Powell will continue under a $5.9 million contact won by Mountain Construction of Lovell. The work, scheduled for completion by Oct. 31, 2011, will extend the five-lane section of the highway to about a mile north of Corbett Bridge.
Casper’s McMurry Ready-Mix won four contracts, the largest for $4.7 million for a pavement overlay and guardrail work on US 14 between Burgess Junction and Steamboat Rock. The guardrail work is expected to be completed this year, but the paving work is not expected to begin until next year. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2011.
McMurry also won a $3.1 million contract for a pavement overlay on a 10.5-mile section of WYO 59 beginning about 32 miles north of Douglas. The heavily traveled highway section provides access to coal mines to the north. Work is not expected to begin until next year and the contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2011.
Nearly two miles of US 191 just north of Eden will be widened to five lanes under a $2.9 million contract awarded to McMurry. The highway section is heavily traveled by trucks traveling to and from the natural gas fields to the north. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2011.
McMurry’s fourth contract is for an $810,000 pavement overlay on WYO 343 between Parkman and Dayton to be completed by Sept. 30, 2011.
McGarvin-Moberly Construction of Worland submitted the low bid of $3 million for pavement leveling and a pavement overlay on the 11 miles of WYO 172 (Black Mountain Road) east of Lucerne, where collapsing soils have damaged the existing pavement. Work on the project is not expected to begin until next year, and the completion date is Oct. 31, 2011.
McGarvin-Moberly also will add two inches of new pavement on 16 miles of US 30 just north of Bosler to help stabilize the road for handling heavy traffic during periods when I-80 must be closed. The $2.9 million contract includes an Oct. 31 completion date.
Deteriorating pavement will be milled off a nine-mile section of US 189 beginning in La Barge and a two-inch pavement overlay completed under a $2.6 million contract awarded to Mountain Construction of Lovell. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2011.
Concrete Foundations of Douglas will complete a pavement overlay on eight miles of WYO 91 and three miles of WYO 96 south of Douglas under a $2.3 million contract that includes an Aug. 31, 2011 completion date. Work is not expected to begin until next year.
Deteriorated pavement will be removed and replaced with two inches of new pavement on a three-mile section of US 191 just north of the highway’s junction with I-80 in Rock Springs under a $2.2 million contract awarded to Lewis & Lewis of Rock Springs. The project will include widening the highway’s intersection with Reliance Road from two lanes to five lanes to include turn lanes. The work is scheduled to be done by Oct. 31, 2011.
Slide mitigation work along the Rosie’s Ridge section of US 26-287 between Moran Junction and Dubois will be completed under a $1.3 million contract won by Oftedal Construction of Miles City, Mont. The work is not expected to disrupt traffic on the road, and is scheduled to be done by Nov. 30.
Emergency rehabilitation will be completed on the deteriorating concrete decks of the I-80 bridges at the Herrick Lane Interchange west of Elk Mountain under a $515,000 contract won by S&S Builders of Gillette. The contract completion date is Sept. 15.