Work on U.S. 287 Concludes with Chip Sealing Next Week

Work on U.S. 287 Concludes with Chip Sealing Next Week

LANDER – U.S. 287 improvements conclude with chip sealing next week southeast of Lander

Chip sealing is scheduled for next week on a 4.66-mile highway and bridge improvement project that begins about 15 miles southeast of Lander on U.S. 287.

The Beaver Creek West project is located between mileposts 64.30 and 59.60 on U.S. 287, 15-19 miles southeast of Lander.

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LeGrand Johnson Construction Co., of Logan, Utah, is the prime contractor on the $4.92 million project, the second of two projects between Lander and Jeffrey City on U.S. 287. The Beaver Creek East project was built in 2013.

All work is dependent upon favorable weather.

“The contractor’s plan is to chip seal the project between June 20-25,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation project engineer Brian Martin of Lander. “Motorists should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes during chip sealing. Please slow down for safety’s sake to minimize the effects of loose rock.”

Bicyclists are advised about next week’s scheduled chip sealing activities.

“The safety of bicyclists and motorcyclists has been a top priority throughout the length of this project,” Martin said. “WYDOT’s mission charges us with maintaining a safe, high quality and efficient transportation system, and that’s been our goal with the Beaver Creek West project.”

Scope of work for the Beaver Creek West highway improvements include grading, draining, milling asphalt plant mix, removal of concrete, placing crushed base and asphalt pavement surfacing, chip sealing, bridge rehabilitation, guardrail, fencing and other work on 4.66 miles on U.S. 287 beginning at milepost 59.61 between Muddy Gap and Lander.

Contract completion date for the U.S. 287 highway and bridge improvements is June 30, 2016.