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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/02/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Worland Seeks Input on Fifteen Mile Road Speed Limit


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office is considering implementing a speed limit on the first four miles of Fifteen Mile Road to improve public safety and protect public land resources. There are currently no speed limit signs posted on the public road.

Several accidents involving personal injury, property damage and resource damage have occurred on this portion of Fifteen Mile Road in the past several years. All accidents were related to excessive speed.

“The BLM has an obligation to provide for public safety,” said BLM Law Enforcement Ranger Aaron Kania. “The establishment of a speed limit on this section of Fifteen Mile Road will help us do that.”

The Worland Field Office will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the proposed establishment of a speed limit. Information the public can provide about this proposal is most valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed EA.

This initial public scoping period runs from September 6 through October 5, 2011. Comments may be emailed to worland_wymail@blm.gov; please include "Fifteen Mile Speed Limit" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to BLM Worland Field Office, Attn: Project Manager Aaron Kania, 101 South 23rd Street, Worland, WY, 82401.

For more information, including a map of the area, visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/wfo/FifteenmileSpeed.html or contact Kania at 307-347-5100.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 09-02-2011