Wyoming Department of Transportation

Annual STIP meetings address future highway projects

Date: 05/05/2010 



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Annual STIP meetings address future highway projects

A series of public meetings is scheduled in May and 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 transportation role in the northwest corner of Wyoming, according to Shelby G. Carlson, 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.

The upcoming public meetings in each WYDOT District 5 county include:
- Thursday, May 20 - Fremont County STIP meeting, Commission Chambers, Fremont County Courthouse, Lander, 9 a.m.
- Thursday, May 20 - Wind River Reservation STIP meeting, Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing, Ethete, 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, June 1 - Big Horn County STIP meeting, Big Horn County Courthouse, Basin, 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 2 - Washakie County STIP meeting, Washakie County Fairgrounds, Worland, 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 2 - Hot Springs County STIP meeting, Government Annex Building, 117 N. 4th St. (east side of the Hot Springs County Courthouse), Thermopolis, 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 16 - Park County STIP meeting, Park County Library, Grizzly Room, Cody, 9 a.m.

The STIP is a prioritized construction plan for 1,326 miles of state highway in Northwest Wyoming. Projects enter the STIP process based on a complex long range planning and needs analysis process, along with funding availability and
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 in Northwest Wyoming, and we would like information from each attendee 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 Northwest Wyoming, please attend one of these meetings to offer input."

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


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