WYDOT Ends Pavement Project on Shoshone River Bridge – So No More Delays
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 6, 2022
W.Y.D.O.T. sent its final update for a series of pavement and guardrail improvements on and around the Shoshone River Bridge, concluding the project after just a month of work.
There’s one less road construction project in Park County this summer. On Wednesday, July 6, W.Y.D.O.T. resident engineer Todd Frost announced pavement and guardrail improvements on U.S. 14A between Cody and Ralston are “substantively done.”
W.Y.D.O.T. started working on that section of U.S. 14A in mid-May. Work consisted 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.”
While some road work may continue, no further delays are anticipated through the work zone.
Meanwhile, several other W.Y.D.O.T. projects are in-progress throughout northwest Wyoming – including other sections of U.S. 14A.
U.S. 14-16-20 near Yellowstone National Park
After brief hiatuses due to flooding and the Fourth of July holiday, pavement improvements continue on a section of U.S. 14-16-20 near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The project is located west of Cody between Yellowstone National Park and Cody from milepost 0.00 (Yellowstone’s East Entrance) and extending east 10.25 miles to milepost 10.25 (Fishhawk Trailhead).
The $5.4 million pavement improvement project west of Cody consists of rotomilling the existing pavement surface, a 2-inch pavement overlay, chip sealing, minor slope flattening, guardrail repair, and other necessary work.
This section of US14/16/20 was originally constructed in 1996-97. “Normal service life for pavement is approximately 20 years before it needs rehabilitation and an overlay,” Frost said.
“Slope flattening will occur over the next few weeks,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody. “Motorists should expect a reduced speed limit of 45 mph through the project with delays of up to 20 minutes during working hours.
No work occurred on the project between Jun. 30 and Jul. 5.
All work, except for reclamation, must be completed by Aug. 31. The contract completion date is October 31, 2022.
Chief Joseph Scenic Highway
a $3.98 million slide repair project on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway is underway. 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 and 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 Jun. 30, 2023.
Meeteetse Highway Project – 20-minute delays from May 19 to Aug. 31
A pavement improvement project will begin May 19 on Wyoming Highway outside Meeteetse. The 6.2-mile work zone stretches from the town’s northern limits to milepost 57.93 at Lower Greybull River Road.
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 until Aug. 31.