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Work resumes on Rattlesnake Ridge

Submitted by Newsroom on March 30, 2011 – 12:04 pmNo Comment

Work resumes on Rattlesnake Ridge

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation says work starts Friday on the Rattlesnake Ridge project which could mean traffic delays on U.S. Highway 16 east of Worland through the end of October.

The project involves repaving and resurfacing of about a three mile stretch of road between Worland and Ten Sleep. When done, the road will have two sets of passing lanes in the uphill sections and new turning lanes to accommodate industry needs.

Work on the near $6.5 million project is being done by Oftedal Construction. Resident Engineer Dan McAfee said crews will be working six days a week, with night shifts running at the deeper culvert installations. He said delays would be minimal and traffic will be guided through the work zone by pilot cars.

Pavement removal known as roto-milling starts the project Friday, then paving will begin in July. Steps include grading, draining, placement of crushed gravel base, asphalt surfacing, culvert extensions, fencing and signage.

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