Lander firm wins nearly $5-million project from WYDOT for work west of Riverton

Contracts totaling $26.4 million for six highway projects around the state, including three to be funded with revenue from the 10-cent fuel tax increase, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its December meeting in Jackson. Two of the 10-cent tax projects are for work in and around Fremont County. Lander’s High Country Construction won a nearly $5 million contract for a pavement overlay, bridge rehabilitation and safety improvements on four miles of US 26 west of Riverton. The work will include rehabilitation of the bridges over Winchester Draw and the Big Wind River, flattening of shoulder slopes and a final chip seal. The project will be paid for with revenue from the 10-cent fuel tax increase, and the contract completion date is June 30, 2017. In one other nearly local project, Cheyenne’s Knife River won the contract for another of the projects to be funded through the fuel tax increase with the low bid of $3.5 million to add passing lanes at five locations on US 20-26 between Casper and Waltman. Three of the passing lanes will be for eastbound traffic, and two for westbound. The work is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 31. *Feature Photo: A paving crew at work. WYDOT / Pitchengine Communities*