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Construction causes delays

Submitted by Newsroom on August 17, 2012 – 11:19 amNo Comment

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

LANDER, Wyo. – South of Lander, work is set to begin next week on state Highway 28. According to a release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, repairs to the Double Nickel Slide above Red Canyon are ongoing, but road reconstruction of a 1,200-foot work zone begins Monday.
The near $6 million project includes slide repair work, including extensive drilling, and road reconstruction on Wyoming 28, about 26 miles south of Lander. That information comes from Engineer Erik Smith of Lander.

Starting next week, he says the prime contractor DBM of Washington state will continue its drilling and stabilizing of the slides, while building a concrete barrier and installing traffic lights for the project’s road reconstruction phase. Once that project starts, the contractor has 30 working days to finish the job.

During that time, the engineer said motorists can expect delays traveling through the work zone. So, for the safety of the workers, he warns travelers to “slow down.”

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