Commissioners Approve CMAQ Contract For 2019

Scott Pehringer
Scott Pehringer

Johnson County's Commissioners accepted and approved the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) contract for the spring of 2019.

County Road & Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer brought the agreement before the commissioners at their Tuesday meeting and explained the details of the contract.

Funding for the local program comes from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) through federal funding from the US Department of Transportation.

The county was awarded $275,000 and along with a local match of $68,750 they will have a total of $343,750 for treating about 70 miles of county roads for dust mitigation.

Pehringer gave a breakdown on the roads that will be treated for dust abatement.

Johnson County uses calcium chloride on its roads, which is a chemical in a pellet form that helps keep dust down and also helps hold the roadway surface together, according to Pehringer.

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