Transportation Commission Awards $21.7 Million in Contracts

Transportation Commission Awards $21.7 Million in Contracts

CHEYENNE – Contracts totaling $21.7 million for nine projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its September meeting in Cheyenne.

Work includes improvements on I-80 near Wamsutter, bridge rehabilitation work on three bridges on the South Belt Loop in Rock Springs and bridge work near Big Piney.

Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Mont., won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of nearly $9 million for improvements to 12 miles of the eastbound lanes of I-80 between Wamsutter and Creston Junction.

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Deteriorating pavement will be milled off the highway and replaced with a new layer of asphalt. The westbound section of the highway was milled and repaved this year. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2016.

CC&G Inc. of Lander was the low bidder at nearly $4.3 million for a contract to replace the WYO 351 bridge over the Green River about 7 miles east of Big Piney by Oct. 31, 2017. The existing bridge is narrow and in poor condition. The new, wider bridge will be built on the existing bridge alignment, so a detour and temporary bridge will be used during the construction.

Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. and Subsidiary won a $2.8 million contract for bridge rehabilitation work on three Interstate 90 bridges between Moorcroft and Sundance. The decks will be replaced on the eastbound bridge over Houston Creek, and the east- and westbound bridges over Inyan Kara Creek. The contract includes an Oct. 31, 2016completion date.

Reiman also submitted the low bid of $2.3 million for deck rehabilitation work on three bridges on WYO 376 (South Belt Loop) in Rock Springs. The bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at the west end of the highway will be closed for a complete deck replacement. Once the bridge is closed, the contractor will have 60 days to complete that work. The overall contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2016.

Two contracts were awarded for providing the stockpiles of sand and salt WYDOT uses to improve traction on snowy and icy highways during winter. Kilroy LLC of Afton was the low bidder at $1.5 to provide the materials for the southwestern portion of the state by March 31, 2016. Evans Construction of Jackson won a $1.1 million contract to provide the stockpiles for the highways in the northwestern part of the state by April 30, 2016.

Also awarded by the commission were contracts for:

  • $289,000 to Hedquist Construction of Casper for concrete repairs to the Interstate 25 bridge at the Poplar Street Interchange in Casper by June 30, 2016;
  • $229,000 to Advanced Electrical Contracting of Casper for electrical and sidewalk upgrades at the intersection of US 20-26 and Six Mile Road north of Casper by July 31, 2016; and
  • $122,000 to S&S Builders of Gillette for erosion repairs along WYO 213 north of Burns by June 30, 2016.