Future Fremont County highway projects to be discussed at Riverton meeting next week

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A series of public meetings is scheduled in June to address future highway improvement projects in Central and 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, according to Shelby G. Carlson, 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,” Carlson said.

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

  • 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Hot Springs County — Hot Springs County Government Annex Building, 117 N. 4th St., Thermopolis.
  • 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Fremont, Natrona and Teton counties — Riverton City Hall Council Chambers, Commission Chambers, 816 N. Federal Blvd., Riverton.
  • 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – Washakie County — Washakie County Courthouse, Commission Room, 1001 Big Horn Ave., Worland.
  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – Big Horn County — Big Horn County Courthouse, Commission Room, 420 West C, Basin.
  • 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – Park County — Park County Courthouse, Commission Room, 1002 Sheridan Ave., Cody.

The STIP is a prioritized construction plan for the 1,326 miles of highway in Central and 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,” Carlson said. “If you have an interest in the future of our transportation infrastructure in Central and Northwest Wyoming, please attend one of these meetings to offer input.”

–Provided by the Wyoming Department of Transportation, a County10 Community Partner