WPR News
8:41 pm
Thu January 20, 2005

Committee Approves 4 Lane Road Plan

Cheyenne, Wy – The four lane highway issue is back. The Senate Revenue committee gave a do pass recommendation to a bill that could begin expanding Wyoming two lane roads to four lane highways. It might also set the stage for new interstate highways in Wyoming. The concept is to use federal mineral royalty money to fund the projects. Gillette Senator Michael Von Flatern believes it will make roads safer and enhance the economy. Torrington Mayor Mike Varney is a big supporter. He says this would make roads safer and notes young people have died in accidents on two-lane roads in his part of the state.
Varney also says four lane highways could enhance the economy, especially in the states smaller communities.