100 cracked miles of Wyoming roads to be sealed this summer

(Wyoming) — Wyoming's summertime construction season is almost upon us. The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts totaling $12.4 million for seven projects statewide, including three that will be funded through increased fuel tax revenue, during its March meeting. The work includes minor bridge rehabilitation, road grading and overlay and slide stabilization. Bituminous Paving Inc. of Ortonville, Minn. submitted the low bid of $1.9 million for chip sealing work on a total of about 75 miles of road in Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties. Motorists may see some delays due to the construction, which will be completed by Sept. 15, 2016. Work that will affect Sheridan and Johnson counties includes: In Johnson County, about 10 miles of work will be completed on several roads including French Creek Road, northwest of Buffalo, and Klondike Road, south of Buffalo. In Sheridan County, WYDOT will complete the work on 9.2 miles on WYO 331, starting in Sheridan and heading west. WYDOT uses microsurfacing, which is typically a mix of oil and sand, to seal cracks and provide friction to a road. Motorists should expect some delays. The work will be paid for with revenue from the 10-cent fuel tax increase and is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016. See the full list of Wyoming projects, which covers a total of --- miles, here . #dally #news