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Regional road projects funded

Contracts totaling nearly $12.8 million for six highway projects around the state, including the 11th project to be funded through the state’s fuel tax increase, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its January meeting in Cheyenne.

Regionally, two projects received funding. Eight miles of Shute Creek Road in Lincoln County will get a new layer of pavement and be widened to include 4-foot safety shoulders under a $2.6 million contract won by Lewis and Lewis of Rock Springs. The road serves an Exxon gas plant and the work is being funded through the Industrial Road Program, which provides state funding to assist counties and communities with economic development projects. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.

Wetlands north of Marbleton and south of Hoback Canyon will be improved under a $255,000 contract awarded to Pab Good Trucking of Greybull. When highway projects affect wetlands, WYDOT is required to create new wetlands to replace the acreage affected, and this project will improve wetlands previously built by WYDOT. The contract completion date is Oct. 31.

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