The facility is located in Torrington, a remote area of Wyoming. The difficult site is located on a sand dune that required approximately 500,000 cubic yards of sand to be moved to fill in valleys as deep as 35 feet and hills as tall as 30 feet. Components of the project include prison, administration building, central plant, gatehouse building, warehouse, maintenance building and vocational training. The prison has 720 beds, including infirmary and mental health isolation cells.
This project serves as a showcase of Layton’s ability to partner with local and national subcontractors in remote construction sites with limited subcontractor services and housing. Major subcontractors were selected from Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.