A public meeting that’s scheduled for next week in Cody will address future highway improvement projects in northwest Wyoming. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the County …
A public meeting that’s scheduled for next week in Cody will address future highway improvement projects in northwest Wyoming. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the County Commission Chambers inside the Park County Courthouse, 1002 Sheridan Ave.
A key part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process involves these 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 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.
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 next week’s meeting in Cody, “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.”
WYDOT says public involvement is a “crucial component” of its mission to provide a safe, high-quality and efficient transportation system. This year, WYDOT has added an online map to assist in collecting public comment and feedback. The map can be found by visiting www.dot.state.wy.us/STIP and clicking on “STIP Public Comment Map.”