Johnson County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer gave an update to the county commissioners on the Trabing Road Project at their last meeting In January.
Pehringer said bids had been opened and nine bids had been returned under budget and those bids were to be sent on the the Wyoming Department of Transportation for review and the award of the contract in late January. Official word of the contract award should come at Tuesday's commission meeting.
The low bid came from High Country Construction of Lander.
Pehringer gives more detail on the bids and the project in general.
The total cost of the project is expected to be close to $6.5 Million, with $5.4 million in actual road construction costs.
The project, according to the WYDOT website, will consist of
grading, draining, placing crushed base and pavement surfacing, fencing and other miscellaneous work on just over 8 miles of Trabing Road (County Road 13) south of Buffalo, beginning at the cattleguard at Interstate 25.
The money has already been budgeted in the Road and Bridge Budget for this year.
Preliminary construction may start as early as the first of March, and completion is set for October of 2012.