Meeting scheduled for 11 am on July 23rd about future highway projects in Fremont County

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WYDOT shares the following:

July meetings to address future highway projects in northwest Wyoming

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A series of public meetings is scheduled in July 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 key transportation partnership roles in Wyoming, said Wyoming Department of Transportation District Engineer Pete Hallsten, P.E., of Basin.

“These meetings provide an opportunity for local officials and citizens to provide input into WYDOT’s planning process and to maintain and improve our excellent partnerships with counties, and cities and towns,” Hallsten said.

Public involvement is a crucial component of WYDOT’s mission to provide a safe, high-quality and efficient transportation system. WYDOT strives to exercise good stewardship of the state’s resources and regards public input as a valuable asset in achieving those goals. This year, WYDOT has added an online map to assist in collecting public comment and feedback. The map can be found on the STIP web site (http://www.dot.state.wy.us/STIP) by clicking on “STIP Public Comment Map.”

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

  • 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Hot Springs County — Hot Springs County Government Annex Building, County Commission Chambers, 117 North 4th Street, Thermopolis.
  • 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Big Horn County — Big Horn County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers, 420 C Street, Basin.
  • 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — Washakie County — Washakie County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers, 1000 Big Horn Avenue, Worland.
  • 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – Park County — Park County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers, 1002 Sheridan Avenue, Cody.
  • 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019 — 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 input on projects planned for future construction and pavement preservation in northwest Wyoming, and we’d like information from citizens and government officials 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.”

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