Cody Concrete Pours Down 17th Street April 1st & 2nd
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 1, 2021
After two delays, it’s time for the Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project to slow down and go downhill – so you’ll want to plan your Cody drive accordingly.
Starting Thursday, April 1, fifty trucks and 500 cubic yards of concrete will be poured down 17th Street towards Alger Avenue.
When the pour commences, one-way traffic with flaggers will be utilized around the work zone. Drivers can anticipate delays all day Thursday and at least part of Friday, depending on progress.
WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers recommends Cody’s drivers seek alternate routes – Heart Mountain Street and South Fork Avenue – during the concrete placement. Avoiding the hill will reduce your waiting time and lessen traffic in the work zone.
Meanwhile, other work continues. Concrete slab replacement, curb and gutter, double gutter, sidewalk, and A.D.A. upgrades from Central Avenue to Alger Avenue on the west half of 17th Street are underway.
S&S Builders is also replacing damaged sidewalks and curb and gutter at several other locations: at the intersections of Sheridan Avenue and 14th Street, 16th Street, and Beck Avenue. Other miscellaneous places may also see replacement work as needed.
2021 has been difficult for construction crews and their schedule, with numerous weather-related delays.
The original plan was to begin Phase 3 of the Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project on February 16. Construction didn’t start until March 1.
Concrete pours were delayed twice as wind and winter weather keep blowing in on the intended days.
Dry weather with a minimum temperature of 40°F and winds less than 20 mph are required for the concrete to be poured and set correctly. On Monday, March 29, morning snow, a high of 36°F, and winds as high as 63 mph stopped any pouring plans.
Thursday’s weather will be sunny with a high of 66°F. Nothing’s stopping the work now.
Weekly updates continue to be held every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Their new meeting location is the northwest corner of 17th Street and Central Avenue.