Contracts totaling $29.2 million for 15 projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its September meeting in Cheyenne.

Oftedal Construction of Casper won the largest of the contracts with the low bid of $9.96 million to build a 1,500-foot-long retaining wall below US 26-89 immediately southwest of the new Snake River Bridge south of Hoback Junction. The highway section above the retaining wall also will be rebuilt, connecting previously improved sections of the highway.

Oftedal also was the low bidder at $5.7 million for a contract to improve 3.5 miles of WYO 433 north of Worland. The contract is the 19th to be awarded with revenue from the 10-cent fuel tax increase.

Casper’s Knife River won a $5.3 million contract for a full-depth reclamation on 3.7 miles of WYO 310 west of Wheatland. The work is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, 2015.

Lovell’s Mountain Construction won a $1.6 million contract for pavement leveling and a chip seal to extend the life of the pavement on an 8.2-mile section of WYO 132 between Ethete and Kinnear by Aug. 31, 2015.

Cheyenne’s Reiman Corp. won a $945,000 contract for bridge rehabilitation and guardrail replacement work at four locations in Carbon County. The work at two locations on US 30 and one each on WYO 76 and WYO 789 is scheduled to be done by Oct. 31, 2015.

Three contracts were awarded for providing stockpiles of crushed rock and salt for use to improve traction on highways during winter weather.