Slide repairs scheduled to begin next week on Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

(Cody, Wyo.) - A $3.84 million highway improvement project is scheduled to begin next Monday, June 13, north of Cody on Wyoming 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway). Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody said scaling of loose rock in Paint Creek Canyon is scheduled to begin Monday, June 13. Working hours are expected to be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. "Drivers should expect 20-minute delays in the Paint Creek Canyon area," Frost said. "Traffic will be carried on a one-way detour with traffic signals and flaggers." The Paint Creek slide repairs are between mileposts 35.58 and 35.90, just east of Northwest College's A.L. Mickelson Field Station. The slide repairs carry a cost of $1.7 million in Paint Creek Canyon; the slide began moving in May 2015. Other project work includes repairs to the Pat O'Hara Creek bridge and a 13.32-mile pavement rehabilitation project of Chief Joseph Scenic Highway from its intersection with Wyoming 120 to the top of Dean Indian Pass (milepost 33.20). The Chief Joseph Scenic Highway project is between mileposts 33.20 (the top of Dead Indian Pass) and 46.20 (the intersection of Wyoming 296 and Wyoming 120). The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $3.84 million project to Oftedal Construction, Inc., this month. The contractor's scope of work includes shoulder flattening, a 1 1/2-inch pavement overlay, a chip seal, and slide repair in Paint Creek Canyon, with new reinforced fill, the epoxy overlay of the Pat O'Hara Creek bridge and other work on 13.32 miles of Wyoming 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway) north of Cody. WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Todd Frost, (307) 587-2220. *Feature photo: Reboot file photo of Chief Joseph Highway / Pitchengine Communities* #reboot #news