The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Reiman Corp. are popping champagne bottles tonight, in celebration of one of Laramie's more notorious construction projects being completed today.

The Curtis Street Bridge is open. The $10.6 million total rebuild began in May and had an expected finish in September. Reiman and WYDOT removed all detours, and live traffic is now permitted on the bridge.

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The new bridge is wider, including a left-turn lane and free right-turn lanes added to the off-ramps. The structure contains a multi-use pathway for pedestrians and cyclists, but that portion of the project is not open at this time. The pathway needs to be tied to the Laramie River Greenbelt, and crews will be working through the fall to complete it.

Crews are still present at the site and work is being done, so be sure to follow traffic control, reduce speed, and pay attention through work zones.

Crews were given an 88-day timeline to complete and finished ahead of schedule. Last month, WYDOT resident engineer Kory Cramer told Laramie Live the Curtis Street bridge progress was unprecedented for him.  “This project is coming together faster and smoother than any bridge project I've been involved with.”

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