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Wind River Canyon rockfall project scheduled to begin this month


October 6, 2016

THERMOPOLIS — Traffic delays are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 18, on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 through Wind River Canyon as a Cowley (Wyo.) contractor begins rock scaling, cleaning culverts, reshaping ditches and other work related to the Memorial Day weekend flooding and mud slides of 2015.

Wilson Brothers Construction, Inc., of Cowley is the prime contractor on the $840,000 project.

The work within Wind River Canyon will take place between mileposts 116.80 (near the tunnels) and 126.82 (about six miles south of Thermopolis). All work is dependent upon favorable weather and favorable road...

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