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April 1 start planned for WY290 project west of Meeteetse

A $2.3 million pavement improvement project west of Meeteetse is slated to begin Monday, April 1, on Wyoming 290.

"Work is scheduled to begin with milling of existing pavement on April 1, weather permitting," said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody. "Slope flattening and guardrail work will start immediately after milling. Paving is tentatively scheduled for mid-May."

The project begins at milepost 6.06, about 6 miles west of Meeteetse, and the project continues 5.2 miles west to the end of the state-maintained section of WY290.

During guardrail improvements, traffic will be maintained to one-way traffic with a portable traffic signal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until work is completed. Drivers should prepare for traffic delays of 5 to 10 minutes during the guardrail improvements.

During all other work, motorists should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes with traffic controlled by flaggers and a pilot vehicle.

Scope of work on the West Wood River project includes milling of the existing pavement surfacing, placement of 1 inch of pavement leveling, placement of 2 inches of pavement, and a chip seal finish. The existing guardrail will be replaced or adjusted as needed. Mail box turnouts will be constructed as needed, and slopes will be flattened as needed.

Prime contractor on the Meeteetse-Pitchfork project is McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland. Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2019.

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