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Wyoming Transportation Commission awards $20 million in contracts

Posted: Friday, Mar 8th, 2013

CHEYENNE Contracts totaling nearly $20.1 million for 12 projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its February meeting in Cheyenne.

One of the smaller contracts was the $252,000 to S&L Industrial of Cowley for installation of new signs at various locations on highways in Laramie, Sweetwater and Uinta counties by Oct. 31.

Evans Construction of Jackson won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $5.8 million to reconstruct a third of a mile of US 26-89-189-191 (Broadway) between the Flat Creek Bridge and Jackson Street in Jackson. The project will include new concrete pavement, sidewalks, curb and gutter, water and sewer lines, bicycle and pedestrian paths and lighting. Work is expected to begin in late March and then shut down during the peak of the tourist season from July 1 to Aug. 20. The contract completion date is Nov. 30.

An innovative project will be the installation of adaptive signal control systems at nine intersections on WYO 258 (Wyoming Boulevard) in Casper and nine intersections on WYO 59 in Gillette at a cost of $367,000. This will be the first adaptive signal control systems in Wyoming. WYDOT will monitor the signals to assess if they provide enough of an increase in traffic flow to warrant installing them on other busy corridors around the state.

The systems use additional sensors embedded in the pavement of the travel lanes to improve the efficiency of traffic flow by providing real time updates not only on traffic at the intersection but the number of vehicles approaching.

For the complete article see the 03-08-2013 issue.

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