WyDOT set for new projects with fuel tax increase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to get to work on 19 additional highway projects over the next year now that lawmakers have approved a 10-cent-per-gallon increase in the state fuel tax.

WyDOT officials say they're looking at starting more than 50 new projects over the next three years.

The tax increase will bring in an estimated $47.5 million a year in additional fuel tax revenue.

Upcoming projects include new pavement on a 10-mile section of Wyoming Highway 28 south of Lander. WyDOT also is looking at bridge rehabilitation work at various locations in northwest Wyoming.