Motorists will soon have a second way of getting in and out of Bar Nunn.
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded 71 Construction, of Casper, a $6.8 million contract to construct a new interchange at Bar Nunn during its meeting in November. The commission awarded that and nine other contracts totaling $22.9 million.
For the Bar Nunn project, the new interchange will provide a second access to the town. The contract also includes minor modifications to Westwinds Road and Old Salt Creek Highway. WYDOT, Bar Nunn officials and the Casper Metropolitan Planning Organization worked together on the project. The contract completion date is July 31, 2019.
The other contracts the commission awarded included road resurfacing, bridge repairs, crack sealing and snow fence repair.
Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, was the low bidder at $6.1 million for a road resurfacing and bridge repair project in Laramie County. Crews will complete the resurfacing work on 11 miles of road in the westbound lane of Interstate 80 between the South Greeley interchange in Cheyenne to about 1 mile east of the Archer interchange. Crews will also repair the bridge over Campstool Road on I-80, which was previously hit by a truck. The contract also includes slab repair work at the Port of Entry and maintenance on several turnarounds. Traffic on I-80 will be down to one lane while crews perform the work.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation completed similar work in the eastbound lanes this year. The contract completion date for the westbound lane work is Oct. 31, 2019.
The commission also awarded Simon Contractors a $2.5 million contract for a road surfacing project on 10 miles of WYO 130 between Laramie and Centennial in Albany County. The work also includes Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades to the crosswalks and sidewalks. WYDOT is paying for the WYO 130 work with 10-cent-fuel-tax revenue. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2018.
Kilgore Co., of Rock Springs, won a $2 million road resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on 4 miles of WYO 411 west of Mountain View in Uinta County. Crews will level the road and resurface it. The contract also includes deck repairs to three bridges and right-of-way fence installation. WYDOT is paying for the WYO 411 work with 10-cent-fuel-tax revenue. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.
Mountain Construction Co., of Lovell, was the low bidder on a $1.9 million road resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on WYO 32 between Lovell and Emblem in Big Horn County. The work also includes right-of-way fence installation. WYDOT is paying for the WYO 32 work with 10-cent-fuel-tax revenue. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.
The commission awarded a $1.5 million road resurfacing project to Simon Contractors for work on 9 miles of WYO 10 between Woods Landings and the Colorado state line in Albany County. WYDOT is paying for the WYO 10 work with 10-cent-fuel-tax revenue. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2018.
The commission also awarded contracts for:
- $737,729 to King Enterprises, of Mills, for snow fence work in various locations in Fremont and Park counties by Sept. 30, 2018;
- $561,943 to Highway Improvements, of Sioux Falls, for crack sealing work on various roads in Carbon, Goshen, Johnson, Laramie, Natrona and Platte counties by April 30, 2018;
- $313,225 to Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, for repairs and rehabilitation of the Parsley Boulevard bridge that runs over I-80 in Cheyenne by Sept. 30, 2018; and
- $219,397 to S&L Industrial, of Cowley, for resurfacing work on the tunnel pullouts on US 14-16-20 between Yellowstone National Park and Cody in Park County by June 30, 2018.