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WyDOT reminds residents of upcoming demolition

 


Beginning Monday, April 13, residents of Pine Bluffs will have to deal with a lot of noise, and detoured traffic on Interstate 80. The noise will be caused by demolition of the Beech Street overpass, beginning at 9 p.m.

According to WyDOT Resident Engineer, Tim Morton, the demolition and clean-up are scheduled to last for at least two days, and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. only uniformed first responders will be able to pass through the barriers for emergency situations in the Beech Street area south of I-80.

The same scenario will happen on April 15, again from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and last approximately two days. In addition to the demolition and clean up, the on-ramp from Parsons Street onto I-80 westbound will be closed, and traffic will be detoured down Highway 30 to temporary access to the interstate.

On April 20 the Muddy Creek Drive overpass will be demolished, and WyDOT’s schedule for clean-up is up to four days.

Morton said that the noise at night will be loud, and because Pine Bluffs is a small town, most everyone will be able to hear it, but he stated it is a necessary part of the work WyDOT is doing, and will only last a few days.

This phase of the construction on I-80 is expected to end at the end of October, when traffic will no longer be detoured, and the upgraded Parsons Street on-ramp will be re-opened. Construction will resume in the summer of 2016 in order to complete work on the westbound lane of I-80.

 

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