Transportation Commission awards $16.5 million in highway contracts
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
August 22, 2016
Motorists will see additional passing lanes along WYO 59 between Douglas and Bill to help with traffic flow. The Wyoming Transportation Commission during its meeting on Aug. 18 awarded a $6.3 million passing lane contract to Concrete Foundations Inc. of Douglas for the installation of eight passing lanes along WYO 59. That contract was the largest the commission awarded out of a total of $16.5 million in contracts for 10 projects throughout the state. The eight passing lanes will be part of phase two of construction in that section of WYO 59. The work is expected to start in the spring and will be completed by Oct. 31, 2017. Crews are currently working in that area installing seven passing lanes as part of the first phase of the project, which will be completed by Oct. 31, 2016. The commission awarded that contract earlier this year, and it’s being paid for with revenue from the 10-cent-fuel-tax increase.
The other contracts the commission awarded are for work throughout the state and include the installation of move over signs, surface repairs, bridge replacement and a traffic signal update.
Knife River Corp. of Boise, Idaho, won a $3.2 million contract to do a full-depth reclamation on about 18 miles of WYO 233. The process will include a double chip seal, which WYDOT hasn’t done in several years. Crews will dig out about 10 inches of pavement and crushed base, recycle that material and put it back on the road. Crews will then add two layers of emulsion and aggregate chips. The process is being used on a low-volume road. The project will be paid for with revenue from the 10-cent-fuel-tax increase, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.
H-K Contractors Inc. of Idaho Falls, Idaho, came in as the low bidder at $1.8 million to mill and overlay about 10 miles in various sections of US 191 south of Pinedale. The work will remove deteriorating pavement and rutting from the surface. Crews will also be installing a 4-mile bike path in the area. The project will be paid for with revenue from the 10-cent-fuel-tax increase, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.
Lewis & Lewis Inc. of Rock Springs won a $1.8 million contract to mill and overlay about 12 miles of WYO 430 between Rock Springs and Hiawatha in Sweetwater County. The work will help maintain the road surface. The project will be paid for with revenue from the 10-cent-fuel-tax increase, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.
Lewis & Lewis Inc. also won a $1.7 million contract for mill and overlay work on 6 miles of US 189 between Lazeart Junction near I-80 and Kemmerer in Uinta and Lincoln counties. The work is part of a pavement preservation project. The project will be paid for with revenue from the 10-cent-fuel-tax increase, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.
Cannon Builders Inc. of Blackfoot, Idaho, came in as the low bidder at $1.3 million to replace the Hoback River Bridge on County Road 33 in Teton County. The project includes removing the old bridge, putting in a temporary bridge and building a new bridge. The current single lane bridge needs to be replaced and has weight restrictions. WYDOT is doing the design and contract administration for the project, which is being funded 90 percent from the federal government and 10 percent from the county. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2017.
Also awarded by the commission were contracts for:
• $120,095 to S & L Industrial of Cowley for 11 move over signs in Lincoln and Uinta counties that will be placed at various locations on I-80, WYO 150, US 189 and US 26 by Oct. 31, 2017;
• $99,051 to Casper Electric of Casper for a new traffic signal at the intersection of WYO 22 and WYO 390 between Jackson and Wilson in Teton County by Dec. 15;
• $93,413 to S & L Industrial for nine move over signs that will be installed at various locations on I-80, I-25, US 30, WYO 214, WYO 215, WYO 213 and WYO 210 in Albany, Carbon and Laramie counties by Oct. 31, 2017; and
• $90,372 to S & L Industrial for nine move over signs that will be installed at various locations on I-25, I-80 and near Casper in Carbon, Converse, Goshen, Natrona, Niobrara and Platte counties by Oct. 31, 2017.