Sage Creek Bridge Demolition Set for Wednesday
Written by jordanmckamey on February 25, 2019
A news release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation indicates the demolition of the old Sage Creek bridge is scheduled for 10 a.m., Feb. 27, adjacent to US 310 between Lovell and Cowley, and traffic delays are expected.
Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Michael Miller of Basin stated quote, “The bridge piers are set to be blasted, leaving the old bridge deck to fall to the ground. About 9:55 a.m. February 27th, northbound and southbound traffic will be stopped 1,500 feet from the bridge, and an area will be cleared prior to blasting.” End quote.
Miller said Shoshone River bridge improvements are continuing through the winter, weather permitting, as well as removal of the old Sage Creek and railroad bridges adjacent to U.S. 310. Miller added quote, “Chip sealing, seeding and reclamation is scheduled for this spring and summer.”
The $11.7 million Sage Creek highway and bridge improvement project consists of road widening, bridge widening over the Shoshone River, replacement of the Sage Creek and railroad bridges, asphalt paving, and other work.
Prime contractor is S&S Builders, LLC, of Gillette. Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2019.