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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 10/13/09
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith 307-347-5207    

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.

The washout was reported by a BLM engineer on October 13 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 land - 256 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 10-13-2009