WYDOT Begins Two Park County Road Projects in mid-May
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 11, 2022
Motorists will see traffic delays during an upcoming $1.47 million pavement improvement through the three-lane section of US14A between Cody and Powell.
Contractor Century Companies, Inc., of Lewistown, Mont., is scheduled to begin work Monday, May 16, with rotomilling of the existing surfacing and guardrail replacement of U.S. Highway 14a through the Corbett Bridge area.
Work consists of rotomilling of 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 work.
“Paving is tentatively scheduled for May 25 to early June,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody.
During work on the Shoshone River Bridge, the contractor must maintain two-way traffic with minimal delays between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., starting May 16.
“‘Minimal delay’ means one flagger station that will stop and hold traffic long enough for trucks to enter and exit the work zone,” Frost said. “During the remainder of the working hours, motorists can expect up to 10-minute delays with stopped conditions and pilot car operations. During non-working hours, 2-way traffic will be maintained with a reduced speed limit of 45 mph.”
A 12-foot width restriction will be in effect for this project. “The contractor is responsible for accommodating oversized farm equipment through the project with prior notification from farmers,” Frost said.
The Corbett Bridge highway improvement project is located on US14A between Cody and Powell from milepost 5.59 north 1.85 miles toward Powell to milepost 7.54.
It consists of the three-lane highway section through the Corbett Bridge area.
This section of US14A roadway was originally constructed to its current three-lane configuration in 2001. The average service life for pavement before needing rehabilitation and pavement repairs is 20 years.
A $2.66 million pavement improvement project will begin May 19 on WY120 north of Cody.
The project begins at milepost 51.75 at the north town limits of Meeteetse and extends north 6.2 miles to milepost 57.93 at Lower Greybull River Road.
Project work consists of rotomilling 1 inch of asphalt pavement, paving an inch of asphalt pavement, leveling and a 2-inch pavement overlay, chip sealing, minor slope flattening, and other items.
The prime contractor for the Meeteetse project is McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland.
“The contractor is tentatively scheduled to begin work May 19 with slope flattening and other work,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody. “Paving is tentatively scheduled for the end of June depending on the weather, with chip sealing to follow.”
Motorists should expect a paved surface and delays of up to 20 minutes near Meeteetse during project work from May 19 to August 31.
“Traffic will be controlled with a pilot vehicle during working hours. Expect a reduced speed limit of 45 mph,” he said.
All work, except for reclamation, must be complete by Aug. 31. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.
This project represents the final section of roadway improvements between Meeteetse and Cody. Rehabilitation of WY120 between Cody and Meeteetse started in 2018.
Project questions may be directed to W.Y.D.O.T. Resident Engineer Todd Frost, P.E., at (307) 587-2220 or email at Todd.Frost@wyo.gov.