The Wyoming Department of Transportation has several opportunities for local governments to partner with the department for funding or material purchases. WYDOT representatives met June 4-5 with the Newcastle City Council and Weston County Commission to present these partnership options and share the six-year state transportation improvement program, or STIP, with the local government entities.
District 4 engineer Scott Taylor said that the goal of the meetings is to inform the local entities of WYDOT’s future plans for the area, as well as to increase awareness of ways that partnerships with WYDOT can save money and achieve transportation goals.
“We are here to emphasize more of the ways to partner with WYDOT. We plan to follow up more than we have in the past and reach out to local entities more than we have,” said Taylor, whose territory includes Sheridan, Campbell, Crook and Weston counties and half of Johnson county.