WYDOT to present projects, funding opportunities to Campbell Commission, Gillette Council

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to meet with the Campbell County Commission and Gillette City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 2, the department announced.

In a 9 a.m. meeting with the commission and a 6 p.m. meeting with City Council, District 4 WYDOT employees will present the department’s annual State Transportation Improvement Plan, and the presentation will include information on local projects. Future project funding also will be discussed, WYDOT said in a news release.

The STIP is a six-year program approved by the transportation commission. It provides a snapshot of existing and expected projects and their schedules, and is continually updated. The current STIP is for the years 2023-2028 and represents the planned construction, preliminary engineering, and right of way costs of each project. The program also indicates the share of federal funding, state funding and other funding sources for each project. WYDOT pledges to do its best to adhere to this program and to serve the public interest through these projects.

The meeting with the County Commission will take place at the Campbell County Courthouse while the meeting with City Council will be at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Those who wish to learn more and provide feedback on WYDOT projects, but cannot make the meeting, can provide feedback online at https://www.dot.state.wy.us/STIP.

Klark Byrd is the Managing Editor for Oil City News, Cap City News and County 17. His award-winning journalism career started here in 2007 in Sidney, Nebraska, and has taken him to North Dakota, Georgia and Texas before landing to Wyoming. Feel free to contact him at editor@oilcity.news.