Green River Star -

By Holden Wright
City Engineer 

Notes from Town Square: Spring construction in GR


Spring has sprung, and with the change of weather comes a new slate of construction projects throughout the City of Green River. Several Sixth Penny projects are currently active in the city. This includes the completion of Second South Street, the start of Hitching Post Drive, and the Rock Springs Water Line Project.

Last year’s Sixth Penny Project, Second South Street, is nearing completion as we finish up the wiring to the new lights and other various odds and ends. We expect the final items to be completed in the next few weeks.

This year’s Sixth Penny project is the reconstruction of Hitching Post Drive, from Monroe Avenue up to Crossbow Drive. This project, which started May 30, will start with the closure of Monroe Avenue at Hitching Post Drive for the installation of new water and storm sewer line connections. As the project progresses, Monroe Avenue will reopen before Crossbow Drive and other intersections are temporarily closed for various stages of construction. Please plan ahead to use alternate routes this summer as we rebuild this section of street.

One of Rock Spring’s Sixth Penny projects is the new water line that is running along Railroad Avenue and out of town. They will be working on this project through the summer and will bore under the river hopefully this fall.

Another project that will be visible this summer is a curb ramp installation project. This project, funded through a Transportation Alternatives Program grant from WYDOT, will replace the intersection curb ramps at three intersections along Bridger Drive and West Teton Boulevard. These improvements will help with wheelchair access to several points within the City.

One last project that is noticeable here in Green River is the Transfer Station Construction Project.

As you can see when you pass by, they are well into construction of the new Transfer Station. The contractor expects the steel for the building to arrive in July, with a facility completion date in October. The landfill is open during construction (pickup truck loads or smaller); just be mindful of the detour signs at the entrance.

For those who have any questions about these construction projects, please call public works at 872-0528.


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