Riverton’s Hill Street scheduled for closure Aug. 25-26 for asphalt paving

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Asphalt paving on the Riverview Road highway improvement in Riverton will force the closure of Hill Street beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, through Aug. 26.
Paving subcontractor McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland is tentatively scheduled to begin paving the Riverview Road project beginningFriday, Aug. 22.
During the Hill Street closure, Riverview Road traffic will be routed east on Riverview Road to Major Avenue, and Main Street traffic will be routed to Major Avenue and then to Riverview Road.
“Paving of Hill Street is scheduled to begin about 8 a.m. Monday, and Hill Street will close at 8 a.m. Monday. The contractor will reopen Hill Street to traffic Monday evening. Hill Street will be closed again at 8 a.m. Tuesday to allow the paving contractor to safely finish work in this confined work zone,” said Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton. “We’re hoping to reopen Hill Street to traffic Tuesdayevening.”
Estimated asphalt quantities for the Riverview project include 4,990 tons for Riverview Road, 940 tons for the bike path, and 670 tons for approaches to the roadway.
“We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the asphalt paving,” Scheidemantel said.
Working hours of the prime contractor are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic is being allowed to pass through the project from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. without being stopped by flaggers. During the remainder of the work day, travelers may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes.
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.’s scope of work on the Riverview project includes grading, draining, milling existing asphalt, placing crushed gravel base, asphalt paving, chip sealing, removal of the existing Riverton Valley Irrigation District canal bridge, curb and gutter, water main replacement, sanitary sewer and electrical improvements, fencing and other work on .94 miles of Riverview Road beginning at milepost 2.16 in the City of Riverton between Rein Road and Augusta Drive.
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