Nearly half of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s 2009 revenue is coming in the form of Federal dollars. WYDOT presented their 2009 State Transportation Improvement Plan to the Sheridan County Commissioners, Tuesday afternoon. District 4 encompasses parts of Sheridan, Campbell, Johnson, Crook and Weston Counties. Thanks to Federal stimulus funding, District 4 will spend over $80 Million in those 5 counties this year. District Engineer Mark Gillett:
Sheridan County Commissioner Mike Nickel says there are fewer opportunities for Sheridan to take advantage of help from WYDOT with the upcoming budget cuts:
Local funding for District 4 is expected to drop to less than $40 Million for 2010 due to the lack of additional appropriations from the State Legislature. The North Main Street project in Sheridan will begin next year. The portion from Fort Road to Interstate 90 is not scheduled until 2015.