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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/11/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Fifteen Mile Road Speed Limit Signs Installed


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

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 speed limit signs will alert people that there are safety concerns on this stretch of road,” said BLM Law Enforcement Ranger Aaron Kania. “By complying with the speed limit, we hope people will be able to safely enjoy their public lands.”

The BLM presented the topic to the Washakie County Commissioners and held a 30-day public scoping period last fall. An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared to analyze the proposed establishment of the speed limit.

More information is 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 or akania@blm.gov.



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: 06-11-2012