WYDOT to Host Community Meetings on Highway Projects
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 14, 2020
WYDOT is asking for your participation.
A number of in-person public meetings have been set up throughout the Bighorn Basin. This is one of the central aspects of the State Transportation Improvement Program, a prioritized construction plan for the 1,326 miles of highway in northwest Wyoming. This 6-year effort of the Wyoming Transportation Commission involves providing citizens and regional officials a chance to give their input on WYODT’s planning process and priorities. Wyoming Department of Transportation District Engineer Pete Hallsten, P.E., of Basin calls it “a snapshot of existing and expected projects and their schedules.” 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.
The following dates, times, and place have been established for their meetings throughout the Bighorn Basin:
- 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Hot Springs County Government Annex Building in Thermopolis.
- 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020at Big Horn County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers in Basin.
- 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds, 501 15 Mile Road, Worland.
- 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at Park County Courthouse in Cody.
A self-guided, online meeting for anyone wary of COVID-19 launched yesterday and available until August 21st. This online resource provides more information on STIP specifically and several other WYDOT initiatives. You can participate here: http://www.wydotstipmeeting.com/