The boat ramp just west of the Lakeview Campground at Meadowlark Lake closed Wednesday for crews to begin work on a one-acre wetland complex, part of the current $8.2 million highway improvement project on U.S. 16 east of Ten Sleep in Washakie County.
In a media release, Dan McAfee, Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer for District Five in Worland, said "Closure of the boat ramp will allow crews to work safely on mitigation of wetland impacts on the current project. During this time, anglers and other people will be forced to access the lake in other ways."
McAfee explains more about the closure and the wetland project.
Work on the remainder of the project is progressing with dirt work under way, according to the release.
"Motorists should expect traffic delays of up to 15 minutes on U.S. 16 between the Washakie-Johnson county line and Ten Sleep Creek. Vehicles are being led through the work zone with the use of pilot vehicles," McAfee said.
The project has a partial completion date of Oct. 31, 2012, for all work except the chip seal and reclamation, with final completion set on June 30, 2013.