Construction project on Main in Riverton providing more accessibility for people with disabilities

Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 11:33 PM CDT
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Construction in Riverton is creating more accessible sidewalks and ramps that will benefit everyone, and especially people with disabilities.

“It’s definitely going to make pedestrian walk-ability for the ADA community whether you’re blind or in a wheel chair, it’s definitely going to make it easier for them to get around town,” stated Robert Scheidemantel, resident engineer for WYDOT Riverton.

The project starts at 2nd St. and runs up to Hill St. WYDOT is now working on the ADA accessibility points through the whole corridor, placing ADA facilities on all the corners, and ADA bypasses on the approaches.S

The project was let in December 2019, and is now about three months to completion. There are about 10-20 workers at any given time on the job. The two companies working on the project right now are Casper Electric, and the prime contractor is S and S.

The resident engineer noted that everyone needs to remember to drive carefully, and make sure you slow down for the construction workers on your commute.

“Currently we’re working on an ADA upgrade and traffic signal installation for Main St. In Riverton. We already have the traffic signal at Major and Main completed with all the approaches and the ADA is done,” stated Scheidemantel.

The project end date is set for November 30th.

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