Transportation Commission awards $28.7 million in highway contracts in December

December 19, 2018

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will add more lanes on WYO 50 in the southern section of Gillette to help accommodate increased traffic flow.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, an $8.1 million contract for the work. The commission awarded that and five other contracts totaling $28.7 million at its recent meeting.

For the work on WYO 50 in Campbell County, crews will reconstruct a 2-mile section from two lanes into five, with two lanes of travel in each direction and a center turning lane. WYDOT is doing the work to accommodate increased traffic in the area.

In addition, crews will install curbing, gutters, sidewalks, new traffic signals and a bicycle path. The contract completion date is June 30, 2020.

Other contracts the commission awarded included pavement resurfacing work, river bank rehabilitation and patching work.

Kilroy LLC, of Afton, was the low bidder on a $6.9 million pavement contract on WYO 238 between Auburn and Afton in Lincoln County. Crews will resurface about 12 miles of the road and widen it in certain sections.

Crews will also rehabilitate two bridges, replace one bridge with a prestressed bridge and replace two bridges with box culverts. The contract completion date is June 30, 2020.

Knife River, of Cheyenne, won a $5.2 million resurfacing project on US 85 between Cheyenne and Torrington in Laramie County. Crews will resurface about 11 miles of road and replace pipes on a county road with box culverts. The contract completion date is June 30, 2020.

The commission also awarded contracts for:

  • $4.6 million to Lewis & Lewis Inc., of Rock Springs, for patching projects in several locations in Lincoln, Sublette and Sweetwater counties by Oct. 31, 2019;
  • $2.6 million to H-K Contractors Inc., of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for a chip sealing project in Sublette and Sweetwater counties by July 31, 2019; and
  • $1.1 million to Kilroy LLC for a bank rehabilitation project on the east side of the Big Wind River by June 30, 2019. 

For additional information about this news release, contact Aimee Inama, senior Public Affairs specialist, at (307) 777-4013.