August meetings to address future highway projects in northwest Wyoming

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A series of public meetings is scheduled in August to address future highway improvement projects in northwest Wyoming.

A key part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process involves annual meetings with public officials and other individuals who play a key transportation role in Wyoming, said Pete Hallsten, P.E., Wyoming Department of Transportation district engineer in Basin.

These meetings provide an opportunity for local officials and citizens to provide input into WYDOT's planning process,” Hallsten said.

WYDOT has planned these meetings in August to receive input and answer questions:

  • 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 – Park County -- Park County Library, Grizzly Hall, 1500 Heart Mountain Street, Cody.
  • 1:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 – Big Horn County -- Big Horn County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers, 420 C Street, Basin.
  • 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 – Washakie County -- Washakie County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers, 1000 Big Horn Avenue, Worland.
  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 – Hot Springs County -- Hot Springs County Government Annex Building, County Commission Chambers, 117 North 4th Street, Thermopolis.
  • 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 -- Fremont County -- Fremont County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers, 450 North 2nd Street, Lander.

The STIP is a prioritized construction plan for the 1,326 miles of highway in northwest Wyoming. Projects enter the STIP process based on a complex long range planning and needs analysis process, along with public input on known development issues that impact highway capacity.

“At the meetings, we will summarize and seek your input on projects planned for future construction and pavement preservation in northwest Wyoming, and we'd like information from you on community development and local planning that will impact the state transportation system,” Hallsten said. “If you have an interest in the future of our transportation infrastructure in Northwest Wyoming, please attend one of these meetings to offer input.”

For questions about this news release, contact WYDOT District 5 public relations specialist Cody Beers at (307) 856-1341.

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