Transportation Commission Awards $31 Million in Highway Contracts in December

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation will make safety improvements to a 3-mile section of Interstate 25 near Glendo.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Oftedal Construction Inc., of Casper, an $11.2 million contract for a road-grading, widening and overlay project between Dwyer Junction and Glendo during its meeting in December. The commission awarded that and four other contracts totaling $31 million. Crews will grade the shoulders and slopes to widen the road. The shoulder area will be flatter, making it safer for motorists. Crews will perform the work on the northbound and southbound lanes. WYDOT will divert traffic into one set of directional lanes while crews work on the other lanes. Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction, head-to-head while crews are working. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2019.

The other contracts the commission awarded included road resurfacing, bridge repairs and traffic signal installation.

Croell Inc., of Sundance, won two, $7.6 million contracts for road resurfacing and bridge repairs on interstates 80 and 90. Crews will work on 7 miles of the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-80 between Elk Mountain and Laramie in Albany and Carbon counties. The work includes pavement resurfacing and repairs to eight bridges on that section of I-80. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2019.

For the I-90 contract, crews will work on 11 miles of road in the eastbound and westbound lanes between Buffalo and Gillette in Johnson County. Crews will resurface the road and make minor repairs to 14 bridges in that area. The contract completion date is June 30, 2019.

Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, was the low bidder on a bridge rehabilitation project on I-80 in southeast Wyoming. Crews will make repairs to 10 bridges that are within 10 miles of each other. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2019.

The commission awarded Casper Electric Inc., of Casper, a $278,290 contract to install lights in several areas in northeast Wyoming. The lights will only be in use during the annual Sturgis motorcycle ​rally to help with traffic control. During the rest of the year, WYDOT will remove the light heads. The contract completion date is July 31, 2018.​