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By Seth Romsa
Staff Writer 

Washakie County commissioners discuss various road projects


August 6, 2020

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met on Tuesday, Aug. 4, during their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss various road projects.

The commissioners discussed with County Planner David Anderson what was required next in order to hold public hearings to adopt Lane 17 1/2 (Tiedown Road), and to vacate Lane 18 1/2. A petition was submitted to the county to make all of Tiedown Road a county road.

However, the county has maintained a certain portion of Tiedown Road over the years, and does not want to replace a makeshift bridge at the end of the road. Any portion beyond the already county maintained road would need to be brought up to county standards by residents in the area prior to it being named a county road.

The commissioners instructed Anderson to set a public hearing date of Sept. 15 in the afternoon at the Washakie County Fairgrounds to discuss adopting Lane 17 1/2 and vacating Lane 18 1/2.

Anderson and the commissioners also discussed specific numbers regarding an application for a new Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) dust mitigation program, and to include labor from preparation through county work to help reduce overall cost to the county.

The commissioners voted to allow Chairmen Fred Frandson to sign the application and have it sent once the numbers were revised to reflect Washakie County’s income services.

Anderson also discussed with the commissioners the need to submit a need for a permanent easement for an access road on state land in north Washakie County that is necessary for fire mitigation efforts in the county. Anderson said he would get in contact with the Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI) to get further direction on the application.


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