Rockfall Work Begins Again Monday
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 13, 2018
The final stage of the rockfall mitigation project west of Cody will begin next Monday.
Hanging a cable net system at the west end of the long tunnel on Highway 14/16/20 is part of the ongoing rockfall mitigation work. Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody says that this project will take about a week, and traffic will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot vehicle through the tunnels.
Another portion of the project involves the installation of rockfall fence and a rockfall attenuator at two locations just west of the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center. Frost says the existing concrete barrier will be removed when construction of the rockfall fence and attenuator are completed.
Frost said traffic will be carried through both projects without delay between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. each day, and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. During other times, motorists should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.
Work on the remainder of the project will continue until work is completed or the contractor has to shut down for winter weather. Frost adds that if the project is not completed this fall, it will be completed next spring prior to the completion date of May 31st.