Legislative Committee Moves Toward a Plan for Expanding Highways

Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Transportation unveiled the Multi Lane Initiative Thursday. It highlights the two lane roads around the state that are the most dangerous and in need of expansion.
The Senate Chair of legislature's transportation committee, John Barrasso, says this initiative includes hundreds of miles of work and each mile costs over a million dollars to expand. He says the committee looked over the plan and in the future will prioritize road construction plans
Barrasso says the "Multi Lane Initiative" proposes to expand several different highways and includes US 287 south of Laramie, and 220 south of Casper, among others. He says the committee would like to avoid increasing taxes to pay for the roads, instead using federal money and surplus revenue.