Slide Repair Work on Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

A $3.84 million highway improvement project is now occurring north of Cody on Wyoming 296 the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway.
WYDOT resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody stated that scaling of loose rock in Paint Creek Canyon is now taking place. Working hours are expected to be from 7am to 6 pm through Saturday, June 18.
Frost mentioned that drivers should expect 20-minute delays in the Paint Creek Canyon area adding that traffic will be carried on a one-way detour with traffic signals and flaggers.
The Paint Creek slide repairs are between mileposts 35.58 and 35.90, just east of Northwest College's A.L. Mickelson Field Station.
The slide repairs carry a cost of $1.7 million in Paint Creek Canyon; the slide began moving in May of 2015. Other project work includes repairs to the Pat O'Hara Creek bridge and a 13.32-mile pavement rehabilitation project of the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway from its intersection with Wyoming 120 to the top of Dean Indian Pass on milepost 33.20.
The Chief Joseph Scenic Highway project is between mileposts 33.20 (the top of Dead Indian Pass) and 46.20 (the intersection of Wyoming 296 and Wyoming 120).
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the $3.84 million project to Oftedal Construction, Inc. in June of 2016.
The contractor's scope of work includes shoulder flattening, a 1 1/2-inch pavement overlay, a chip seal, and slide repair in Paint Creek Canyon, with new reinforced fill, the epoxy overlay of the Pat O'Hara Creek bridge and other work on 13.32 miles of Wyoming 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway) north of Cody.