Truck drivers passing through Cheyenne, WY may be impacted by bridge projects starting this week.
On Saturday, June 7th, the I-80 eastbound lane off-ramp at the Sun Valley Interchange (College Drive) will close for about 30 days.
Traffic will be detoured to use the off ramp down South Greenly Highway (US85) to College Drive and around. The repairs, including the replacement of numerous slabs on the bridge over Crow Creek, will improve the ride quality on and off the structure.
Prior to the closure, traffic signals will be running at the intersection of Fox Farm and College Drive. This will help with increased traffic volumes on College Drive caused by the detour.
Contracted by Reiman Corporation out of Cheyenne, the cost of the project is about $2.566 million.
Once the work is done on the east-bound ramp, Reiman Corp will then close the westbound lane on-ramp and proceed with slab replacements and bridge deck repair on that ramp. The estimated closure is also 30 days with the same detour as the east-bound ramp.
Travelers in Cheyenne are also advised that on Monday morning, June 9th, repair work will begin on the Parsley Boulevard bridge over I-80. The deck will close to all traffic and open again on July 18th.
During repairs, westbound I-80 motorists will be re-routed to the eastbound lane in the work zone, creating two-way traffic for a short stretch before crossing back to the appropriate lane.
The Parsley Boulevard repairs are also contracted by Reiman Corporation with a cost of about $662,000.
The westbound lane of the Parsley Boulevard Bridge has been struck three time in the past year by trucks hauling over-sized loads with the most recent incident this past February.
Trucking companies and operators can be charged for damage their vehicles cause to WYDOT structures and are urged to watch for reduces speeds and flaggers in construction zones.