WYDOT Begins Roadwork in Lovell – with Powell Next on the List
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 19, 2021
Powell and Lovell will be getting a shorter and much smaller taste of the road construction that has consumed Cody for the past two years.
Starting Wednesday, May 19, a $683,000 concrete slab replacement road project commences in Lovell. Once this work is completed, the same construction project moves to Powell.
This is the same kind of work WYDOT has been doing in Cody since March 2020. The nearly $5 million Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project replaced concrete slabs on over a mile of roadway.
Construction in Powell and Lovell won’t be nearly as extensive, nor take as long. Both road projects should be finished in both communities by the end of October.
Concrete slab removal and replacement in Lovell is slated to begin Wednesday, May 19, at the west end of Lovell’s Main Street. A 12-foot width restriction of Lovell Main Street will be in effect during the project.
Riverside Contracting, Inc., of Billings, Montana, is the prime contractor on this project. They will begin working in the outside lane (driving east) beginning May 19, then will switch to the outside lane (driving west) in early June. After concrete work is completed on the 2 outside driving lanes, work will move to the inside lanes.
During this work, traffic will be directed through the project work zone in 1 driving lane in each direction. Main Street parking may be restricted depending on the work zone.
Working hours are expected to be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the contractor plans to work 4 days a week, depending on favorable weather.
“Some parking will be impacted through the work zones, and we apologize for the inconvenience to Lovell residents and business owners,” according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Mike Miller of Basin. “The project will move fairly quickly, as the contractor’s schedule calls for completion of work in Lovell in about 60 working days.”
WYDOT assures that concrete repairs will be shut down and all traffic control devices removed during Lovell Mustang Days (June 20-26).
Following completion of work in Lovell, about ten days of work are scheduled in the Powell area.
Riverside Contracting, Inc. will also be the prime contractor for this project, another series of concrete slab removal. The project completion date is Oct. 31, 2021.