Construction on I-80 near Rock Springs will improve traffic flow

WYDOT equipment vandalized; NCSO searching for who did it COURTESY PHOTO/WYDOT

contract to construct a new interchange off of Interstate 80 and perform other work near Rock Springs.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Reiman & High Country Construction JV Limited Partnership, of Cheyenne, the $26.6 million work in Sweetwater County. The commission awarded that and four other projects totaling $37.7 million at its recent meeting in December.

For the I-80 work, crews will build the new interchange to improve traffic flow and access to businesses in the city. The Wyoming Department of Transportation is working with the city of Rock Springs on the project, which also includes replacing an overpass that was previously closed, installing a new road and widening a bridge over a creek. The contract completion date is June 30, 2023.

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