Nice to see Heartland Expressway mentioned in Wyoming TRIP Report. See page 11:
One of Wyoming’s 25 most needed surface transportation projects for economic recovery: Heartland Expressway and it connection to energy and agriculture.
- Construction of a new 1.6 mile connector route in Torrington to replace intersection of US 85 and US 20-26. This $35 million project would relieve congestion at this intersection and improve access to the Niobrara Oil Play and decrease conflicts with Powder River Basin low sulfur coal shipments while improving freight connections for freight and livestock movement from the Heartland Express to Interstates 80 and 25.
January 7, 2011
Wyoming needs to make additional investments in its surface transportation system to strengthen the state's energy, agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing industries and to promote the overall quality of life, concludes a report released Wednesday by the nonprofit transportation research organization TRIP.