Transportation Commission awards $28 million in highway contracts in October
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
October 27, 2017
The Wyoming Department of Transportation awarded Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, a $6.5 million pavement resurfacing contract at its meeting in October. The commission awarded that and eight other contracts totaling $28 million.
For the I-80 work, crews will resurface about 13 miles in the eastbound lane between Creston Junction and Rawlins in Sweetwater County. The pavement preservation work WYDOT will complete is a cost-savings measure that will extend the life of the road. The work also includes minor bridge repairs. While crews are doing the work, WYDOT will divert eastbound traffic into the westbound lanes, with a single lane of travel for both directions. WYDOT completed the same work on the westbound lanes this year. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.
The other contracts the commission awarded included road resurfacing, crack sealing and sign installation work.
Simon Contractors was the low bidder at $5.6 million for the resurfacing work on US 16 between Osage and Newcastle in Weston County. The project also includes replacing two concrete intersections.
Crews will resurface the US 16 bypass through Newcastle and a portion of US 16. The work also includes ADA upgrades. WYDOT is paying for the US 16 work with 10-cent fuel-tax revenue. The contract completion date is June 30, 2019.
Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, won a $5 million bridge contract for work on 0.4 miles of WYO 220 in Casper. Crews will increase the bridge’s width to accommodate pedestrians. The work also includes a deck replacement. The contract completion date is June 30, 2019.
The commission awarded McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland, a $3.9 million resurfacing contract for work on 11 miles of US 287 between Rawlins and Muddy Gap in Carbon County. The pavement preservation work will fix surface issues and prolong the life of the road. WYDOT is paying for the US 287 work with 10-cent fuel-tax revenue. The contract completion date is Oct. 18, 2018.
Reiman Corp. was the low bidder on a $3.8 million county bridge project on Spring Gulch Road north of Jackson in Teton County. WYDOT is administering the project for the county. Crews will install a temporary bridge by December, and will then construct a new bridge. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.
McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co. won a $2.8 million bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing contract on 8 miles of US 189 between Big Piney and Daniel Junction in Sublette County. Crews will resurface the road to make the pavement smoother and will rehabilitate two bridges and two box culverts. WYDOT is paying for the US 189 work with 10-cent fuel-tax revenue. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.
The commission also awarded contracts for:
$553,073 to Z & Z Seal Coating Inc., of Laurel, Montana, for crack sealing work on various roads in Albany and Carbon counties by April 30, 2018;
$265,923 to Hardrives Construction Inc., of Billings, Montana, for a crack sealing project on various roads in Campbell, Crook, Johnson and Sheridan counties by May 15, 2018; and $134,850 to Traffic Safety Services Inc., of Bismarck, ND, for a sign installation project in northeast Wyoming that will alert motorists to curves in the road by Nov. 30, 2018.