Chip sealing scheduled west of Riverton on Friday; Northwest of Thermop next week; Expect 20′ delays

Motorists traveling west of Riverton Friday can expect delays of up to 20 minutes for a chip sealing project. (WYDOT)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A $3.3 million contract chip sealing project is scheduled to continue this week at Riverton’s west edge on U.S. 26.

Prime contractor Riverside Contracting, Inc., of Missoula, Mont., is scheduled Fridayto chip-seal U.S. 26 between mileposts 122.0 (2.5 miles west of Eight Mile Road) and 130.67 (where the LeClair Irrigation Canal passes under U.S. 26 at Riverton’s city limits).
All work is dependent on favorable weather.
“All work will be controlled with flaggers and pilot vehicles,” said Todd Frost, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Cody. “Motorists should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes during the contract chip sealing and sweeping operations. There will be night-time flagging and traffic movements with a pilot car with traffic delays while there are loose chips on the roadways.”
On Monday, Aug. 19, and Tuesday, Aug. 20, chip-sealing crews are scheduled for work on Wyoming 120 beginning at the end of the current highway improvement project northwest of Thermopolis (milepost 3.27) to milepost 17.03, and mileposts 32.00 to 38.20 (near Gooseberry Road (Wyoming 431)). The crew is then scheduled for work Aug. 22-23 on U.S. 14/16/20 directly west of Cody near the old Bronze Boot (milepost 49.00) and continue to Trout Creek (milepost 36.40).
The contractor’s scope of work includes chip sealing and other work on 111.24 miles of various roads in central and northwest Wyoming.
Contract completion date is Aug. 31, 2013.