SPRINGVILLE, Utah, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — W.W. Clyde & Co. was recently awarded the second phase of the Cheyenne South Valley Connector project in Pocatello, Idaho. The South Valley Connector is a new two-lane highway designed to provide an east-west connector between Bannock Highway and South Fifth Avenue on the southern edge of Pocatello.
In Phase 1-B, W.W. Clyde & Co. will construct the roadway between South Second Avenue and Bannock Highway and pave the entire roadway portion of the connector. Two new bridges will be constructed to accommodate north and southbound lanes of I-15, and an additional 400 foot bridge will support traffic over the Cheyenne railroad crossing and Portneuf River.
Crews will also construct a 10-foot wide multi-use pathway for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The pathway will stretch from Bannock Highway to South 5th Avenue and connect into the existing AMI/Kirkham Trail.
The project was originally proposed in 2000 as the South Valley Corridor. However, the connector project was delayed for a decade because of environmental studies and decertification of the Portneuf levee system by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“W.W. Clyde is thrilled to have the opportunity to get this project finished for a community who has waited more than a decade for such a valuable piece of infrastructure,” said W.W. Clyde & Co. President Jeff Clyde. “We are prepared to collaborate with ITD and theCity of Pocatello to ensure this project is a success.”
W.W. Clyde was the successful bidder on this project which received bids from eight other highly qualified respondents.
Construction for this phase is slated to begin in early January with a completion date set for December 2015.
About W.W. Clyde & Co.
W.W. Clyde & Co. is the largest locally owned and operated heavy civil construction contractor in Utah. With over 85 years of experience tackling the most challenging public and private sector jobs throughout the Intermountain West, we are proud to bring innovative solutions and quality workmanship to your most ambitious projects. W.W. Clyde & Co is a proud member of the Clyde Companies family. To see our project portfolio, visit wwclyde.net.
David Przybyla, Marketing Manager
Clyde Companies Inc.