Highway Funding Comes Through At Local Level

Photo by Ron Richter
Photo by Ron Richter

The recently-passed bill for federal funding in Wyoming stayed flat in comparison with last year.

Many state and local governments were worried about possible cuts in the budget, especially because Wyoming relies heavily on federal funds for roads. Sheridan Mayor, Dave Kinskey, said he's still working out how the funds can be allocated.

This year's federal highway budget categorizes money in broader categories than it has in years past, which gives local governments more discretion on how to use the funds. Kinskey said he hopes to find a way to improve Sheirdan's bike paths. paths.

The new highway funding bill does not have money earmarked for bike paths, as it has had in the past. However, WYDOT made a prior commitment to help the city with Lewis and 5th street, and Kinskey said he feels confident the state will honor their previously stated intentions.

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