An Industrial Road Program (IRP) Collaboration between WYDOT District 4 and Johnson County Road & Bridge has been completed with only a chip seal to be done in June 2019.

Crews will need to chip seal the 3.2 miles of road in June 2019 to have the project completely finished.

Crews worked on TW Road, also known as Johnson County Road 204, on the eastern edge of Buffalo as part of the Industrial Roads Program (IRP).

The IRP is a state-funded road construction program created to assist counties and communities with economic development efforts. The IRP funding is equally matched with private industrial development and/or locally generated funds.

The program’s intent is to provide state funding to supplement private industrial for construction and reconstruction of roadways serving private industrial facilities. Operating facilities benefit the county and affected communities as a source of employment, tax generation, property valuation, resource refinement and other beneficial uses.

TW Road is the primary access route for the Buffalo landfill and multiple industrial businesses.

“This county road saw a lot of heavy truck traffic, and with only two lanes and no shoulders, the road was beginning to fail,” WYDOT Resident Engineer Isaac Finkle said. “With this project, TW Road was widened to three lanes through the industrial section and shoulders were widened throughout the length of the project.”

The TW Road project was estimated to cost an estimated $3.7 million. Johnson County Road and Bridge will take ownership of the road once the project has been finalized and it will become the responsibility of the county to maintain.


For questions about this news release, contact Laura Dalles, WYDOT District 4 Public Relations Specialist at 307.674.2356 or 307-752.3022.

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