Rockfall Project Halts for Winter
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 10, 2018
The rockfall mitigation project just west of Cody has shut down for the winter.
Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody says the work has been suspended due to current weather conditions. The project starts at the west end of the long tunnel on Highway 14/16/20, and is about a mile long.
According to WYDOT, the $1.68 million project involves removal of more than 10,000 cubic yards of rock above the highway, and includes removal of loose rock through scaling, and installation of rock bolts and rockfall barriers.
The prime contractor on the project is Wilson Brothers Construction of Cowley. Frost says the company has moved traffic off the detour, and striping and sign placement were being completed yesterday.
Frost says the work will resume in March, but the 30 mph speed limit in the work area will remain in effect through the winter. The project is expected to be complete by the end of May.