Reconstruction of Afton’s main street starts with the placement of signage on Friday, May 2. Work will resume on Monday, May 5, when old sidewalks will started to be removed.
Contract completion for the Afton main street project is required by the end of October, however Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Mike Garner anticipates the work will conclude earlier.
“It’s scheduled for an Oct. 31 completion, but we think it will be done by the end of August,” Garner to the Star Valley Independent this week. “We want to try and get in and out of there as quickly as possible.”
WYDOT has contracted with DePatco on the $2.7 million project that calls for highway milling of the five-lane throughout Afton. One section of the road is four-lane under the Elk Horn Arch.
Sidewalks will also be reconstructed on Afton’s main street and new sidewalks will be installed on the south end of the community that will connect to the new bike path. The path was constructed along with a new five-lane highway installed between Afton and Fairview Lane in the summer of 2013.
Sidewalks will be constructed to federal ADA standards.
Additional leveling and compaction work is expected at some locations on main street in order to correct damaged areas associated with the installation of the Afton water system in 2007.
Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the construction project.