Three Park County WYDOT Road Projects Begin This Week
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 16, 2022
It’s officially construction season in Park County as three separate W.Y.D.O.T. will be underway from this week until the end of summer – and probably longer.
W.Y.D.O.T. is keeping itself busy in northwest Wyoming. Several stretches of highway throughout Park County are receiving long-overdue refurbishment.
Drivers should be aware that all three projects will have 10 – 20 minutes traffic delays.
A $3.98 million slide repair project begins today on Wyoming Highway 296 northwest of Cody. The project is about five miles west of the intersection of Wyoming Highway 120 and the Chief Joseph Highway.
Work consists of slide repair, including installing aggregate columns, installing drains, constructing a slide stabilization rock berm, and other work, including paving.
Drivers should expect single-lane traffic, a gravel driving surface, and 20-minute delays throughout the slide repair project. W.Y.D.O.T. will stop work on the project date at the end of October, although the contract completion date is June 30, 2023.
Also, a 12-foot width restriction will be in effect during the slide repairs.
Shoshone River Bridge – 10-minute delays from May 16 to early June
Today, work begins on the Corbett River Project, with rotomilling of the existing surfacing and guardrail replacement of U.S. Highway 14a. The work zone stretches for almost two miles (1.85) and includes the three-lane Shoshone River Bridge.
Work consists of rotomilling one inch of the existing roadway, a two-inch asphalt pavement overlay, plant mix wearing course asphalt, guardrail replacement on the Shoshone River bridge, and other unspecified work.
Paving – the final part of the project – is tentatively scheduled from May 25 to early June. Until then, work will be undertaken from 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
There will be “minimal delays” during the project – up to ten minutes. Furthermore, two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the work zone with a reduced speed limit of 45 mph.
This project also has a 12-foot width restriction.
Meeteetse Highway Project – 20-minute delays from May 19 to Aug. 31
A pavement improvement project will begin May 19 on Wyoming Highway just outside Meeteetse. The 6.2-mile work zone stretches from the town’s northern limits to milepost 57.93 at Lower Greybull River Road.
Work on this project is very similar to that on the Shoshone River Bridge.
The work consists of rotomilling one inch of asphalt pavement, paving an inch of asphalt pavement, leveling and a two-inch pavement overlay, chip sealing, minor slope flattening, and other items.
Drivers can expect a paved surface, a pilot vehicle, and delays of up to 20 minutes for the project’s duration. Work is “tentatively” scheduled from May 19 to August 31.