Transportation Commission awards $54.7 million in contracts in November

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - Motorists will soon see improvements to a 10-mile section of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded a $18 million contract to Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, for pavement and bridge work on I-80 near the Hillsdale interchange in Laramie County. The commission awarded that and 10 other contracts during its recent meeting.

For the work on I-80, crews will pave the eastbound and westbound lanes and install two new bridges. Crews will work on one direction of travel at a time. While that is occurring, traffic will be diverted into the other travel lane. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2021.

Besides the I-80 work, the other contracts the commission awarded included paving work, bridge work, sidewalk repairs and signal installation.

Croell Inc., of Sundance, was the low bidder on an $11 million contract for a paving and widening project on WYO 59 between Douglas and Gillette in Converse County.

Crews will be resurfacing about 11 miles of road and will be installing a turning lane. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is having the work completed to improve the driving surface and to make it safer for motorists by installing the turning lane. The contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2021.

S & S Builders, of Gillette, won a $4.9 million contract for road and sidewalk work in Cody in Park County.

Crews will grind and reseal the entire street to improve surface conditions and will upgrade the sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2021.

The commission also awarded S & S Builders a $4.2 million contract to replace two bridges on US 14-16 between Buffalo and Gillette in Campbell County. WYDOT is having the work completed because the bridges are in need of replacement.

The new bridges will be installed in the same locations as the old ones. While crews are doing the work, traffic will be detoured. The contact completion date is June 30, 2021.

Reiman Corp., of Cheyenne, was the low bidder on a $3.6 million bridge rehabilitation project along I-80 in Uinta County. Crews will fix seven bridges that are in need of repairs by doing pavement work, bridge deck repairs and other work. The contract completion date is July 31, 2021.

McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland, won a $3.3 million contract for pavement and sidewalk work on US 20/WYO 789 in Thermopolis in Hot Springs County.

Crews are doing the work to improve the road surface and to bring the sidewalks up to current ADA standards. The contract completion date is June 30, 2021.

Also awarded by the commission were contracts for:
• $2.9 million to McGarvin-Moberly Construction for a pavement project on 10 miles of WYO 789 between Creston Junction and Baggs in Carbon County by Oct. 31, 2020;
• $2.8 million to Reiman Corp. for bridge work on the I-180 viaduct in Cheyenne in Laramie County by June 30, 2021;
• $1.6 million to Reiman Corp. for a bridge replacement project on County Road 18-261 over the Belle Fourche River in Crook County by Oct. 31, 2020;
• $1.1 million to Reiman Corp. for bridge work at several locations in Laramie County by Oct. 31, 2020; and
• $121,084 for signal work at College Drive and Southwest Drive in Cheyenne in Laramie County by June 30, 2020.