Transportation Commission Awards $12.4 Million In Contracts

Contracts totaling $12.4 million for 11 projects around the state, including two to be funded through increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its February meeting in Cheyenne.

Mountain View Building of Sheridan submitted the low bid of $2.89 million to rebuild about a mile of West Fifth Street (WYO 330) in Sheridan, from Mydland Road west to the end of the paved section. The work also will include new sidewalks, curb and gutter, and the contract completion date is Oct. 31.

Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. was the low bidder at $1.95 million to complete rehabilitation work on three bridges in Natrona County. The US 20 bridges over Casper Creek and the abandoned C&NW Railroad tracks in Mills will get a new layer of concrete pavement and other repairs. The F Street Bridge over the Platte River in Casper will get a new expansion joint. The work will be paid for with revenue from the 10-cent fuel tax increase, and is scheduled to be done by Oct. 31.

Cannon Builders of Blackfoot, Idaho won a $1.8 million contract for bridge rehabilitation work on three bridges on Interstate 80 in Uinta County by Oct. 31. The work will include new concrete pavement, deck rehabilitation and new approach slabs.

Lovell’s Mountain Construction Co. was awarded a $1.4 million contract to add a new layer of pavement to 4.5 miles of US 310 north from the Little Dry Creek Bridge about 7 miles northwest of Greybull. The work will be funded with 10-cent fuel tax revenue and is scheduled to be done by Oct. 31.

Intermountain Slurry Seal of Watsonville, Calif. submitted the low bid of $1.2 million for chip sealing to preserve the pavement on a total of about 30 miles of US 20-26 between Casper and Shoshoni, US 26 between Shoshoni and Riverton, and WYO 789 between Riverton and Lander. The contract completion date is Aug. 31.

Intermountain also was the low bidder at $832,000 for chip seals on 17 miles of highways including Grand Avenue between 30th Street and I-80 in Laramie, and US 287 north of Rawlins. The work is expected to begin in late June or early July and must be completed by Aug. 31.

Simon Contractors of Cheyenne submitted the low bid of $1.1 million for patching to extend the life of pavement on three highways in Laramie County. The patching will be done on Lincolnway (US 30) from College Drive to Pershing Boulevard in Cheyenne, Horse Creek Road (WYO 211) about 16 miles northwest of Cheyenne, and WYO 215 immediately south of Albin. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.
Also awarded by the commission were contracts for:

• $535,000 to S&S Builders of Gillette for concrete slab replacement on I-80 at various locations between Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs and at the intersection of Third Street and Curtis Street in Laramie by Sept. 30;

• $287,000 to Cannon Builders of Blackfoot, Idaho, for rehabilitation work on a US 30 bridge about 5 miles south of Kemmerer, and a deck sealant on the US 26-89 bridge over the Snake River south of Hoback Junction by Oct. 31;

• $150,000 to Earth Work Solutions of Gillette to add a left-turn lane to US 14 for eastbound traffic turning left onto Ranchester Five Mile Road to access the new elementary school there by June 30; and

• $99,000 to Dan Hart Patrol Service of Upton to create a wetland on Old Woman Creek near the intersection of WYO 270 and US 85 about 21 miles north of Lusk by Oct. 31. WYDOT is required to create new wetland acreage whenever one of its projects decreases the size of an existing wetland.