Emergency Rockfall Project Begins Next Week
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 31, 2019
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is going to begin an emergency rock scaling project just east of the tunnels outside of Cody on Monday.
The project, made necessary after a large rock fell from the canyon wall in late December, will mean traffic delays for commuters next week. Lyle Lamb, WYDOT maintenance engineer, says the work will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day, beginning Monday, and will be finished by 4:30 p.m. Two pilot vehicles will be used, and they will clear traffic every 20 minutes.
Lamb said the contractor, Rock Solid Solutions, LLC, of Parachute, Colo., is responsible for rock scaling, while WYDOT maintenance workers will perform traffic control and will load and remove rock from the roadway during the project.
Lamb pointed out that this is the same contractor that worked on the rockfall project west of the tunnels last year, but clarified that this work has no connection with last year’s project.