GILLETTE, Wyo. — Repairs begin Sept. 18 on the approach of the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 14’s new Ranchester bridge, the Wyoming Department of Transportation announced this afternoon.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation and its contractor, Reiman Corp. and High Country Construction Joint Venture, will remove and replace a portion of the approach slab, sleeper slab and underlying backfill material to stabilize the unexpected settlement that occurred over the past winter and spring, a WYDOT news release said.
Motorists will again encounter one-way traffic over the bridge, according to the release. There will be a stoplight at either end of the bridge, with a shorter wait time. The work is supposed to take about eight weeks, but weather conditions will affect the schedule.