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Weekly meetings held for highway construction project updates


Spring and summer not only bring flowers and green grass, in Wyoming they also bring road construction.

Thermopolis will be spending most of its summer under construction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) working its way down Sixth Street on both the northbound and southbound sides.

For the next two weeks, concrete work will continue on both sides of the highway.

From Canyon Hills Road to Amoretti, work will be on the southbound lanes only. When that is completed, the work will switch over to the northbound side, completing Phase I of the project.

This phase should take about three weeks and will be ongoing from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., five days a week.

WYDOT is having ongoing, weekly outdoor meetings at 2 p.m. every Tuesday at the corner of Broadway and Sixth Street by the dinosaurs.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings but are asked to please practice social distancing.

Prime contractor is McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland on the $3.3 million highway improvement project.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the project to McGarvin-Moberly on Nov. 21, 2019. Contract completion date is June 30, 2021.

“The contractor is required to maintain two-way traffic at all times,” said WYDOT resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis. “The contractor is required to complete all concrete work, including ADA work, prior to milling existing asphalt. All work is required to be complete, except asphalt plant mix wearing course pavement, and thermoplastic pavement markings by Nov. 30, 2020.”


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