US 191 near Pinedale to get 6 wildlife crossing underpasses and 2 overpasses
$9.7 million to help deer and pronghorn antelope cross US highway
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
December 15, 2010
Contracts totaling $41.9 million for nine highway projects around the state, including installation of a series of wildlife crossing underpasses and overpasses on US 191 in the Pinedale area, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its December meeting in Cheyenne.
Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. submitted the low bid of $9.7 million to install six wildlife crossing underpasses and two overpasses on a 12-mile section of US 191 from the Trappers Point area about three miles west of Pinedale to about five miles north of the highway’s junction with US 189. The underpasses will be designed primarily to get migrating deer safely across the highway and the two overpasses will serve migrating pronghorn, which are reluctant to use underpasses. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2012.
WYO 50 and US14-16 will be widened to include turn lanes at the highways’ intersection in Gillette under a $15 million contract awarded to S&S Builders of Gillette. Nearly two miles of WYO 50 will be widened to five lanes as it approaches the intersection and left- and right-turn lanes will be added to US 14-16 at the intersection. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.
Thirteen miles of westbound Interstate 80 between Elk Mountain and Walcott Junction will get five inches of deteriorating pavement removed and replaced with new asphalt under a $9.2 million contract awarded to Skanska USA of Cortez, Colo. The eastbound lanes of the section were milled and repaved this year. Work on the westbound lanes is expected to be done by Sept. 30.
A deteriorating 11-mile section of US 287 between Laramie and Tie Siding will get a new layer of pavement under a $3.9 million contract won by Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.
Nearly 3.5 miles of US 16 west of Burritt Avenue in Buffalo will have its deteriorating pavement milled off and replaced with new pavement under a $1.4 million contract awarded to Knife River of Cheyenne. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.
Chip sealing to preserve the pavement on nearly 17 miles of highways in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs and Park counties will be completed under a $1.4 million contract won by Intermountain Slurry Seal of Watsonville, Calif. The work is scheduled to be done by Aug. 31.
The WYO 89 bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks about five miles south of Cokeville will be rehabilitated under a $539,000 contract awarded to Cannon Builders of Blackfoot, Idaho. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.
Right-of-way fence will be replaced along 10 miles of WYO 190 between Kaycee and Barnum under a $353,000 contract awarded to Worland’s Hout Fencing of Wyoming. The work is scheduled to be done by Aug. 31. Hout also won a $239,000 contract for shoulder work and guardrail replacement on 7.5 miles of WYO 432 south of Worland by Sept. 30.