Contracts totaling $51.5 million for 11 highway projects around the state, including three pavement preservation projects made possible by increased state fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its November meeting Thursday, Nov. 21 in Cheyenne.

McGarvin-Moberly Construction Company of Worland was the successful bidder for all three of projects funded by the fuel tax increase. The projects include sections of WYO 28 south of Lander, US 16-20 north of Worland and WYO 30 near Basin.

Since the fuel tax increase went into effect in July, a total of six pavement preservation projects, covering more than 56 miles of highway at a cost of about $17 million, have been awarded by the Commission. Thirteen more projects accounting for another 65 miles of similar work are slated to go to contract between now and next summer.