Future highway improvement projects to be discussed
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
June 13, 2011
The Wyoming Department of Transportation, District 3, will make presentations of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) during the week of June 13 to address future highway improvement projects in Western Wyoming.
The STIP is a prioritized construction plan by which the Department designs, schedules and prioritizes road construction projects over the next six years. The actual contract bidding on any one of these projects is determined by a number of factors, the most significant being the amount of total revenue the Department receives from all sources in any year. 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 presentations of the STIP will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:
Sublette County STIP, County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave. in Pinedale on Monday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Teton County STIP, WYDOT Meeting Room, 1040 Evans Rd. in Jackson Tuesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. (Jackson Shop)
Uinta County STIP, County Library, 701 Main St. in Evanston on Wednesday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Lincoln County STIP, County Library, 519 Emerald in Kemmerer on Thursday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Sweetwater County STIP, WYDOT Meeting Room, Room 169, 3200 Elk St. in Rock Springs on Friday, June 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Since some road projects take longer than a year to complete, a long-term source of revenue is extremely important. The Wyoming highway infrastructure plays a major role in the state's economy, so understanding and support for the highway systems is vital to the building and maintaining of a safe, high quality, and efficient state highway system.
A key part of the STIP process involves annual meetings with public officials and other individuals who play a key transportation role in Wyoming. These meetings provide an opportunity for local officials and citizens to provide input into WYDOT’s planning process. During the meetings, input is sought on projects planned for future construction, and community development and local planning that will impact the state transportation system. Anyone with an interest in the future of our transportation infrastructure in Western Wyoming, is encouraged to attend one of the meetings to offer input.