Get creative Carbon County

WYDOT says it does not have the money to open Battle Highway earlier


Erik Gantt

John Farr, left, questions Pat Persson, standing, about WYDOTs emergency planning as Senator Larry Hicks, seated far right, listens at the open house on opening Battle Highway earlier.

"It's time to suck it up and get creative folks," said Sen. Larry Hicks at last week's public meeting in Encampment on opening Battle Highway (WYO 70) earlier in the year.

Hicks' statement was made after Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) District Engineer Pat Persson showed that WYDOT's budget will not allow for opening WYO 70 earlier or keep it open all year.

Eighteen citizens were in attendance as were eight WYDOT employees, Carbon County Commissioners Sue Jones and John Espy and Hicks.

The main concerns brought up by citizens at the meeting included:

• The opening of WYO 70...

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