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State roads projects need input

May 20, 2012 - Staff

A series of state transportation planning information-sharing sessions has been scheduled throughout northwest Wyoming in May and early June, and citizens are invited to attend.

Meetings are scheduled at Lander on May 30 and on the Wind River Indian Reservation on May 31.

"A key part of the State Transportation Improvement Program process involves annual meetings with public officials, citizens and other officials who play key transportation roles in northwest Wyoming," said Shelby Carlson, Wyoming Department of Transportation district engineer in Basin.

"WYDOT uses five processes to manage Wyoming's roadway assets -- long-range planning, needs analysis, the State Transportation Improvement Program, construction and maintenance," Carlson said in a press release.

The meetings in Fremont County will be at 1 p.m. on May 30 at the Fremont County Courthouse's Commission Chambers in Lander; and at 10 a.m. on May 31 at the Frank B. Wise Business Center at the corner of Ethete Road and U.S. 287 near Fort Washakie.

Carlson said WYDOT will be seeking input on projects planned for construction in WYDOT District 5 -- Park, Big Horn, Washakie, Hot Springs and Fremont counties, and parts of Natrona and Teton counties.

"This is truly an information-sharing process, because WYDOT will also seek local government and citizen input on future community development and local issues regarding transportation which may impact the state highway system," Carlson said.

WYDOT has planned the meetings in May and early June to receive input and answer questions.

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