Trabing Road Project Entities Finally on Same Page

Johnson County Commission
Johnson County Commission

The Johnson County Commission, County Road and Bridge, WyDOT and JLM Engineering have been jointly planning work on Trabing Road for nearly five years.

They finally got on the same page at Tuesday's Commissioner's meeting.

The entities were looking to either widen and overlay asphalt, completely rebuild the road, or a combination of both, depending on which entity you asked.

JLM Engineering understood they were designing a widening and two-inch overlay on nearly eight miles of Trabing Road and had the engineering and cost estimates for that type of project.

County Road and Bridge, as well as WyDOT, believed they were to do a complete rebuild of the road with four-inches of asphalt . When the project was believed to be ready to go to bid, the problem was discovered.

Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman and WyDOT Engineer Ron Williams discussed the issue during the meeting.

Also, it was discovered that needed easements for the project had not been secured.

The original estimate given to the County by JLM was $4.9 million for the two-inch overlay and widening project, but they did acknowledge the cost would go up significantly to do the project the County originally thought they were going to get.

In the end, JLM told the commissioners they would re-work some data and come up with a new estimate for the project and deliver the information as soon as possible.

A tentative project meeting for those involved was set for Monday, March 21st.

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