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Other road projects in Wyoming will be bumped down list due to Highway 59 passing lanes work


CASPER, Wyoming — Highway construction season will begin soon in Wyoming.

In the session that adjourned March 6, the Legislature approved a supplemental budget providing up to $17 million for new passing lanes on state Highway 59 in the Powder River Basin.

But some critics say more money is needed for the busy highway. And others say by earmarking money to one particular project, the Legislature will delay other highway construction and maintenance projects around the state.

Wyoming Transportation Department Director John Cox tells the Casper Star-Tribune ( that it's not yet known which projects could be delayed because of the Highway 59 project.

Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

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