South Federal excavation making progress; East Monroe closure coming
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The new traffic signal for the South Federal/Monroe Avenue intersection in Riverton is scheduled to be installed next week, and prime contractor Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne hopes to have the new traffic signal operating by June 1, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Construction and excavation activities are continuing on the $5.04 million project. Project workers will shut down their operations Friday afternoon and return after the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Subcontractor Archer Construction is scheduled to complete storm sewer excavation and installation by Friday, May 30, and Archer will begin installing crossings to the new lines in South Federal Boulevard for sanitary sewer, water, and storm sewer.
Archer is also scheduled to begin preparing the east half of South Federal Boulevard for new concrete curb and gutter, and roadway.
Reiman Corp. is preparing for its six-week closure of East Monroe Avenue. The closure of East Monroe Avenue at its junction with South Federal Boulevard is scheduled to be in place by Saturday, May 31. During the closure of East Monroe Avenue, all traffic coming and going from the area will be required to detour on Smith Road to either East Park Avenue or Webbwood Road.
The Federal/Monroe project begins about 250 feet south of East Monroe Avenue and extends north, ending 0.4 miles north of the Federal/Monroe intersection near Federal Boulevard’s intersection with East Washington Avenue. Work on Monroe Avenue will extend about 250 feet each direction from Federal Boulevard.
The intersection of Monroe Avenue and South Federal Boulevard was reconstructed in 1970 with asphalt and rebuilt with concrete pavement in 1989. The new project is being built with concrete.
Drivers are reminded of the reduced 25 mph speed limit through the work zone. Business accesses are clearly marked, and all businesses are open.
A 10-foot width restriction is in effect through the Federal/Monroe project. Working hours for the road improvements are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Citizens are reminded of the weekly public meeting for the Federal/Monroe project, 2 p.m. every Thursday at El Durango on Federal Boulevard.