Transportation commission awards $35 million in highway contracts
South Pinedale US 191 to get 5 lanes and a 1.5 mile bike path
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
November 28, 2011
Contracts totaling more than $35 million for 10 highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its November meeting in Cheyenne.
Casper’s McMurry Ready-Mix won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $17.3 million for resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation work on nearly 12 miles of Interstate 80 immediately west of Rawlins. Deteriorating pavement will be milled off and replaced with a new four-inch layer of asphalt. The 12 bridges on the section will get concrete repairs and a new layer of asphalt. Work will begin on the westbound lanes first, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2013.
Gillette’s Intermountain Construction and Materials won an $8.6 million contract for widening and a pavement overlay on 6.5 miles of WYO 59 north of Gillette. The highway section that passes through Weston is experiencing increasing traffic volumes, including heavy trucks. The project will add six-foot safety shoulders to the highway, which currently has no shoulders, as well as a new layer of pavement. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2012.
US 191 south of Pinedale will get additional lanes and a bicycle path under a $3.3 million contract won by LeGrand Johnson Construction of Logan, Utah. A two-mile section of the highway will be widened from two lanes to five. A turn lane will be added at the site of the new QEP Energy facility about two miles south of Pinedale, and a 1.5-mile long bicycle path will be added immediately south of Pinedale. The work is expected to be done by the end of October.
Intermountain Seal and Slurry of Watsonville, Calif., was awarded a $2.9 million contract to complete chip seals to preserve the pavement on highways in northwest Wyoming by Aug. 31.
Hedquist Construction of Mills won an $883,000 contract for resurfacing and new sidewalks on about one-half mile of WYO 252 (Poplar Street) in Casper. The contract completion date is August 31.
Hardrives Construction of Billings, Mont., won an $818,000 contract for crack sealing on highways in northeast Wyoming by June 30.
Mountain Construction of Lovell won a $692,000 contract for emergency slide repair work at the Granite Canyon slide on US 14 about 30 miles east of Greybull. The contract completion date is July 31. The company also submitted the low bid of $160,000 for crushing base material and stockpiling it at a pit on US 310 one mile south of Lovell by March 31.
Highway Improvement of Harrisburg, S.D., was awarded a $284,000 contract for crack sealing to extend the life of pavement on nearly nine miles of US 26 northwest of Riverton by Aug. 31.
Cretex Concrete Products of Casper won an $88,000 contract for providing precast concrete box culverts by Feb. 1.