July transportation meetings to address future highway/bridge projects and preservation efforts

A series of public meetings is scheduled next week to address future highway and bridge 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 Wyoming Department of Transportation District Engineer Shelby G. Carlson, P.E., of Basin. "These meetings provide an opportunity for local officials and citizens to provide input into WYDOT's planning process, including learning about WYDOT's ongoing effort of preserving citizens' investment in Wyoming's transportation infrastructure," Carlson said. WYDOT has planned these meetings to receive your input and answer questions: -- 10 a.m., Monday, July 18 – Big Horn County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 420 West C St., Basin; -- 2 p.m., Monday, July 18 – Park County Public Library, Grizzly Hall, 1501 Stampede Ave., Cody; -- 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 19 – Washakie County Courthouse, Commission Room, 1001 Big Horn Ave., Worland; -- 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 – Hot Springs County Courthouse Annex, 117 N. 4th St., Thermopolis; -- 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 20 -- Riverton City Hall, Council Chambers, 816 N. Federal Blvd., Riverton. The STIP is a prioritized construction plan for more than 1,300 miles of highway in northwest Wyoming. Projects enter the STIP process based on a planning and needs analysis process, along with public input on known development issues that may impact future highway capacity. #county10 #springcity #reboot #news