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Part of US Hwy 30 to be moved for expanding coal mine

KEMMERER (WNE) — The Westmoreland Kemmerer mine will be expanding, with WYDOT moving part of Highway 30 in order to access more coal. 

 

April 7, 2018



KEMMERER (WNE) — The Westmoreland Kemmerer mine will be expanding, with WYDOT moving part of Highway 30 in order to access more coal. 

State Sen. Dan Dockstader (R-Afton) worked on the bill for this project, which was known as the Lincoln County Coal Road. 

“It’s a huge project,” Dockstader said. “Over 19 years it will bring 300 jobs and $305 million in tax revenue to the county.” 

State funding for the move and expansion was included in this legislative session’s State-Funded Capital Construction Bill, HB0194, which was passed and signed by Gov. Matt Mead in March. 

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