City/County Engineer Wayne Hill updated the Buffalo City Council on a number of projects he is overseeing.
He said he has been working with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to find a solution to the number of runaway trucks that either miss or choose not to use the runaway truck ramp west of town in Mosier Gulch.
Hill said WYDOT sent back a list of steps they will be implementing to help reduce the number of crashes and deaths in the area, concentrating on the semi-tractor/trailer combinations.
Hill said he will request they also incorporate big SUVs and Rvs in those measures as well.
With construction season winding down for the winter, Hill said he will be concentrating his efforts towards the GIS projects, city mapping and other similar projects that took a back seat during the busy warmer months.
Hill said he is also working with WYDOT to try to get a left-turn lane approved for the intersectiom of Fort and Main Streets.
The signal would be installed on Main Street in the north-bound lane to regulate traffic turning left (or west) onto Fort Street.
He should know more about that project in the coming months.