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Chip sealing scheduled on Wyoming 789 project south of Riverton

Chip sealing scheduled on Wyoming 789 project south of Riverton

Chip sealing is scheduled to begin Saturday, June 18, on the Riverton South highway improvement project on Wyoming 789. All work depends upon favorable weather. Traffic control will be in place near the work south of Riverton, with single-lane traffic in each direction on June 18 and June 20-21. "Motorists should expect traffic delays of up to 10 minutes beginning early on June 18, especially at Wyoming 789's intersection with 17 Mile Road, and at the two casinos south of Riverton," said Wyoming Department of Transportation project engineer Wade Elliott of Riverton. "An oil overshoot of the chip seal to limit flying rock is scheduled for June 21, and delays may be longer during this work." Highway and bridge improvements are nearly complete, with the exception of chip sealing on the 3.32-mile highway and bridge improvement project on Wyoming 789. The deadline for chip sealing of the roadway is June 30, 2016. Prime contractor of the $11.04 million project is LeGrand Johnson Construction Co., of Logan, Utah. When the Riverton South project is complete, a new five-lane roadway will stretch from the Big Wind River bridge on Riverton's south edge to south of Wind River Casino on Wyoming 789. The scope of work for the Riverton South project includes grading, draining, bridge widening, milling of asphalt pavement, removal and replacement of the existing temporary traffic signal at the Wyoming 137/Wyoming 789 intersection, placement of crushed gravel and new asphalt pavement, chip sealing, electrical work, guardrail removal and replacement, fencing and other work on 3.32 miles of Wyoming 789 beginning at milepost 100.86 between Hudson and Riverton. #wydot #county10 #news