I-80 off ramp closed for 30 days

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Cheyenne, WY(KGWN)- Via WYDOT release:

WYDOT has bridge projects commencing shortly that will impact travelers in Cheyenne.

On the morning of Saturday, June 7,the I-80 eastbound lane off-ramp at the Sun Valley Interchange (College Drive) will close. Traffic needing to use that closed off-ramp will be detoured to use the off-ramp down South Greeley Highway (US85) to College Drive and around.

The ramp should out of service for approximately 30 days to allow repairs on the bridge over Crow Creek and improve the ride quality on and off of the structure. There are numerous slabs to be replaced.

Traffic signals will be installed and running, prior to this closure, at the intersection of Fox Farm and College Drive. This will help with increased traffic volumes on College Drive caused by the detour.

Once the work is done and the eastbound lane off-ramp is opened up, the contractor will then close the westbound lane on-ramp and proceed with the slab replacements and bridge deck repairs on that ramp. This work should also necessitate a 30 day closure. The same detour will be set up for that ramp.

The contractor for this project is Reiman Corporation out of Cheyenne. The cost is $2.566 Million.

Travelers in Cheyenne are also advised that on Monday morning, June 9, repair work will begin on the Parsley Boulevard Bridge over I-80. The deck will close to all travel during the project and reopen by July 18.

During repairs, which include girder and deck replacements, westbound I-80 motorists will be diverted to the eastbound lane in the work zone, creating two-way traffic for a short stretch before crossing back in to the appropriate lane.

The Parsley Boulevard Bridge has been struck thrice within in the past year by trucks in the westbound lane hauling over-sized loads. The most recent incident was in February.

The contractor for the repairs is also Reiman Corporation out of Cheyenne and the cost is $662,000. Trucking companies and operators can be charged for damage their vehicles cause to WYDOT structures.

Travelers are urged to watch for reduced speeds and flaggers in construction zones.

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