(Gillette, Wyo.) The construction that has effectively reduced all transit from the Gurley Overpass to Warlow Drive is anticipated to continue throughout the month of October.
Currently on Gurley Avenue, two city projects are underway: the Gurley Barrier Rehabilitation project and the Madison pipeline project, both of which are anticipated to be complete in eight days on Oct. 20, says Geno Palazzari, communications manager with the City of Gillette.
The overpass has been closed since the beginning of the rehabilitation project nearly two months ago, with the road being opened past 5 p.m. and on weekends. But now direct access to the overpass from Warlow drive has been blocked off as construction companies begin repairs, at the intersection of Gurley and Warlow, under the Madison Pipeline Project.
Transit over the railroad tracks via the Gurley Overpass has been hindered further still due to inclement weather conditions, says Palazzari. Construction companies, currently hard at work to meet the anticipated completion date, could be taking advantage of warmer weather and working through the weekends to finish the project on schedule.
A few minor issues have arisen since the barrier rehabilitation project began, workers with Hladky Construction are now dealing with two and a half times more patching and concrete reinforcement than had originally been anticipated, Palazzari said.
The extra work has affected the budget somewhat, and further minor problems with the Madison Pipeline Project have also affected that budget as well, but Palazzari assured that the budget for both projects can still handle the costs of dealing with the issues.
The completion date of Oct. 20 is not set in stone. Should the need arise, the deadline could still be extended farther out.
For now, residents wishing to cross the railroad tracks must still continue to do so at the crossings located on Brooks Avenue and on Burma Avenue, or proceed to cross under the railroad tracks on Highway 14-16