Flaming Gorge Road construction kicks up again

Flaming Gorge Road construction kicks up again

ROCK SPRINGS — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from Ralph L. Wadsworth Co. will be kicking up work again on the Flaming Gorge Road (US 191 South) I-80 Interchange South Section this week. The project has been dormant the better part of the winter, but will now be an active construction site again.

Beginning this week, residents and travelers will see crews working on and around the Bitter Creek Bridge on US 191 South. Motorists will not see lane closures or flagging for the next two weeks while workers prepare for more construction.

“There will be minimal impacts to traffic this week and the next,” Resident Engineer Clint Lockman said.

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The Flaming Gorge Road project consists of one bridge replacement and two bridge improvements at the intersection of US 191 South and Interstate 80 near Cruel Jack’s. The first bridge off exit 99 that travels over I-80 has been replaced.

The next two bridges traveling south on US 191, one over the railroad tracks and the other over the Bitter Creek, will be widened and rehabilitated.

The three-mile section of US 191 (Flaming Gorge Road) that stretches over the bridges will be widened with additional lanes, creating a turning lane to accommodate an increase in traffic flows to and from local industrial areas.

The project should be completed by the end of October of this year.

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