The Wyoming Department of Transportation is announcing to motorists traveling east from Sheridan to Buffalo, they will encounter milling and paving operations beginning at mile marker 33 at the Meade Creek exit and ending at mile marker 45 just past the Piney Creek exit.
Traffic control is expected to be in place by Thursday, April 22.
Simon Contractors will begin milling the driving, or right lane of the eastbound lane of I-90, west of the Piney Creek exit and proceed up the hill. According to the plan, once that section is complete, they will relocate to the eastbound lane between mileposts 33 and 37 near Meade Creek.
Traffic control will be in place directing traffic to the temporary travel line while milling and paving is completed. Speed limits through the active work zone will be posted at 45 MPH.
While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Erik Jorgensen informed listeners of the continuing road construction project and asked that listeners give construction workers plenty of room to safely do their job.
WYDOT has also asked motorists to please respect the posted speed limits and do their part to keep WYDOT employees and Simon Contractors safe within this work zone.
According to a WYDOT release, once the mill and overlay is complete, Simon Contractors return and apply an epoxy overlay on bridge decks and a wearing course on both the east and westbound lanes.
The wearing course is a three-quarter inch layer of a coarser, porous asphalt applied to provide added traction, wicking and extend the life of the pavement. The epoxy overlay will also add traction and moisture wicking to the bridge decks, thus reducing the chance of icing.
According to WYDOT, Simon expects to complete this project by June 30, weather permitting.
Motorists will encounter lane closures, reduced speed limits, width restrictions of 13’, flagging operations and heavy truck traffic while traveling this stretch of I-90.