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Wyoming Transportation Commission awards more than $38M for projects; Casper Electric nets $128K

The commission awarded a nearly $128,000 bid to Casper-based Casper Electric Inc. for a project on US Highway 14A in Big Horn County.

Wyoming Department of Transportation (Lisa Hushbeck/Cap City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded almost $38.6 million in contracts for seven Wyoming Department of Transportation construction projects during its Jan. 19 regular business meeting.

The commission awarded a $10.7 million bid to Simon Contractors based out of Cheyenne for a project involving paving, concrete surfacing, traffic control, bridge rehabilitation, milling and other work on about 4.3 miles of both eastbound and westbound I-80 in Laramie County. The contracted completion date is Aug. 31, 2024.

Mountain Construction Company, based out of Lovell, was awarded a $5.6 million bid for a project involving paving, traffic control, chip seal, milling, grading, drainage, guardrail work and other work on approximately 9.8 miles of Wyoming Highway 294 in Park County. The contracted completion date is June 30, 2024.

The commission also awarded a nearly $128,000 bid to Casper-based Casper Electric Inc. for a project involving electrical work, signing, traffic control and other work on US Highway 14A in Big Horn County. The contracted completion date is Oct. 31.

Four of this month’s awarded projects went to out-of-state contractors:

  • Montana-based Riverside Contracting Inc. was awarded an $11.3 million bid for a project involving paving, traffic control, grading, milling, structure rehabilitation, drainage and other work on about 8 miles of both northbound and southbound I-25 in Johnson County. The contracted completion date is June 30, 2024.
  • North Dakota–based Northern Improvement Company was awarded a nearly $8.1 million bid for a project involving paving, grading, traffic control, milling and other work on about 16.7 miles of Wyoming Highway 50 in Campbell County. The contracted completion date is Oct. 31, 2023.
  • Idaho-based H-K Contractors Inc. was awarded a $1.5 million contract for a project involving paving, chip seal, traffic control and other work at various locations within Sublette and Sweetwater Counties. The contracted completion date is Aug. 31.
  • Minnesota-based Bituminous Paving Inc. was awarded a $1.1 million bid for a project involving paving, chip seal, traffic control and other work at various locations within Albany and Carbon Counties. The contracted completion date is Aug. 31.

All of this month’s awarded projects are primarily funded with federal dollars. Almost all WYDOT projects are awarded to the lowest bid.


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