US 50 Paving west of Texas Creek

About the Project

In early April 2020 crews will begin work on a surface treatment, bridge rehabilitation, and guardrail improvement project on US 50 from MP 250.7 to 260.9, in Fremont county. Salient features of the project include:

  • full-width mill & overlay of approximately 10.2 miles of mountainous rural highway,
  • minor rehabilitation work on three structures within the project limits,
  • and significant guardrail improvements including adjustments and removals/replacements.

The improvements are part of a statewide initiative to provide functional accessibility to all travelers using our state and U.S. highways, and will greatly enhance safety for drivers and recreationists who use this two-lane highway.  

Project Facts

  • Cost: $7 million
  • Contractor: APC Southern Construction
  • Timeline: April - October 2020  
  • Location: US 50 from MP 250.7 to 260.9, west of the Town of Texas Creek in Fremont county

Proposed Work Schedule

  • Work for the week of April 12 will consist of:
  • Bridge improvement between Mile post 252.6 and 259.7 near the intersection of US Highway 50 and State Highway 69.
  • Guard Rail crews will be working between MM 252 and MM260, where they will be adjusting and replacing full guard rail sections.
  • Milling and Paving operation are likely to begin this week at MM 250.7 and heading east on highway 50. There will also be a 12 foot with restriction that will go into effect on April 12, 2020.

Traffic Impacts

  • There will also be a 12 foot with restriction that will go into effect on April 12, 2020.
  • Motorists will find pilot car and flagging operations onsite to direct traffic.
  • Project work hours are daylight hours, Monday through Friday.
  • Motorists should allow for travel delays up to 15 minutes, as traffic will be reduced to an alternating single-lane through the work zone. Motorists traveling on .S. 50 will find the speed limit reduced to 45 mph through areas of active construction during work hours and are asked to use caution when approaching and driving through the work zone.

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