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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/26/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307/347-5207    

BLM Issues Decision on Fifteen Mile Road Speed Limit


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announces the decision to implement a 35 mile per hour speed limit on the first four miles of Fifteen Mile Road to improve public safety and protect public land resources.

Following a presentation of the topic to the Washakie County Commissioners and a 30-day public scoping period last fall, the Worland Field Office prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the proposed establishment of a speed limit.

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 establishment of a speed limit on this section of Fifteen Mile Road will help the BLM provide for public safety,” said BLM Law Enforcement Ranger Aaron Kania. The posted speed limit will also allow for enforcement by the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office when needed.

The EA, decision record, finding of no significant impact, map and 2011 engineering study are available on the BLM website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/wfo/FifteenmileSpeed.html.

For more information, 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: 01-26-2012