WYDOT issues draft version of 2011 STIP
Upcoming highway project work
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
July 29, 2010
A draft slate of upcoming highway projects and other work is detailed in WYDOTís State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for fiscal year 2011 and is now available for public review and comments.
The STIP lists about $270 million in projects tentatively planned for the 12-month period beginning Oct. 1, 2010, as well as a compilation of engineering and environmental work the department will undertake in subsequent years. In addition to highway projects, the draft STIP also lists nearly $28 million worth of airport improvements scheduled for the upcoming year.
Copies can be found at WYDOT offices, libraries, and city and county government offices. It is also available on the WYDOT Web site (www.dot.state.wy.us), within the "Planning/Research/Projects" section.
The highway projects are listed according to system classification; for example, Interstate, Primary, Urban; and by type of work, such as reconstruction, resurfacing, bridge replacement, etc.
Because the needs of the transportation system exceed the departmentís budget, WYDOT employs a comprehensive needs analysis, in concert with a thorough public consultation process, to decide what projects to include in the STIP.
Review and approval of the project schedule in the draft STIP is the responsibility of the Wyoming Transportation Commission. Even after a final version of the STIP is published, the project list remains tentative and will be revised quarterly in accordance with changes in funding levels and in various advance design considerations.