Going to Lander soon? Be aware of road work

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LANDER – A $2.3 million highway crack sealing maintenance project is scheduled to continue next week in Lander.

A crew with prime contractor Highway Improvement, Inc., of Sioux Falls, S.D., is scheduled for work beginning Tuesday, April 28, on Wyoming 789 beginning at Wyoming 789’s intersection with U.S. 287 across the highway from Wyoming Department of Transportation’s office in Lander.

The Lander-area work is scheduled between mileposts 81.05 (Lander-Riverton junction) and 82.51 on Wyoming 789, about 1.5 miles north toward Riverton.

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The crews are scheduled to complete ongoing work Monday and Tuesday morning on Wyoming 132 near Ethete, then will move to Lander.

Crack sealing is scheduled to conclude next week in the Lander area, and depending upon work scheduling, weather and work progress, the crews will move to other Fremont County highways north of Riverton or near Dubois when they are done working in Lander.

WYDOT contracts with private companies for highway crack sealing to restrict surface water penetration into asphalt pavement subbase and base under the asphalt.

“These work time estimates are based upon favorable weather,” said Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander. “Any traffic delays will be minimal. We apologize for the inconvenience of this work, but crack sealing is an important part of maintaining our highways in Wyoming. Thank you for your patience.”

When complete this spring, highway cracks will be sealed in Big Horn, Park, Hot Springs, Washakie and Fremont counties, and highways in western Natrona County between Shoshoni and Casper.