Bridge Work in Big Horn Basin Will Impact Traffic
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 3, 2017
Construction work on three bridges in the Big Horn Basin area will impact traffic for the next few weeks.
Bridge rehabilitation will take place on the Bent Street Canal Bridge in Powell and on Cannery Road outside of Cowley. Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis says citizens will need to use alternative routes, as the bridges will be closed during this construction.
Additionally, work started Tuesday at 50 Mile bridge, about 45 miles west of Cody. Tharp said drivers should expect minor traffic delays, and traffic will be controlled with portable traffic signals. Two-way traffic will be maintained the weekend of the Eclipse, Aug. 17 to Aug. 23.
The bridge work is part of a $2.95 million bridge rehabilitation project on four bridges this year and 14 bridges next year in Northwest Wyoming. The work is scheduled in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs and Park counties.
The bridge rehabilitation work will continue next summer with work on 14 bridges, including seven on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, one bridge on the South Fork of the Shoshone River, three bridges between Cody and the Montana State Line on Wyoming 120, the Greybull River Bridge in Greybull, and two bridges south of Dubois.