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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 08/03/09
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Platte Pipeline Road Closed at Fifteen Mile Creek

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announced today that the Platte Pipeline Road is closed at Fifteen Mile Creek due to a washout from Thursday's heavy rains.

 Platte pipeline road closed because of washout.
The washout was reported by a BLM engineer on August 3 and is located approximately three-quarters of a mile south of Fifteenmile Road, and 11 miles north of Gooseberry Road. A section of road washed away, resulting in an unsafe crossing.

Barricades and warning signs have been placed at the washout and at the nearest road intersections at Gooseberry Road and Fifteenmile Road. Repairs are expected to be completed within two weeks, at which time the road will reopen.

The Platte Pipeline Road receives heavy use by pipeline personnel, ranchers, wild horse enthusiasts and rock hounds.

For more information, please contact Monica Goepferd 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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 08-03-2009