05/31/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/31/2023 14:04
CASPER, Wyo. - The Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office will temporarily close Price Road, located 18 miles southwest of Casper, beginning June 12 to complete ongoing road construction. Construction is expected to take up to eight weeks to complete.
This most recent, and final, phase of construction includes installation of a large concrete culvert, road surfacing, and additional reclamation of areas adjacent to the road. The entire 1.9-mile road will be closed during this time to ensure public safety.
The Price Road area is a popular day-use recreation spot located across from the Miles Landing boat ramp and off County Road 316 (Trapper Road). Work to reroute and upgrade the road began in August 2022.
The original Price Road route and surrounding area had become degraded from heavy use and off-route travel, causing unsafe conditions and damage to sensitive resources. The project includes upgrading portions of the existing road to improve public access and mitigate erosion, as well as re-routing segments to prevent resource damage. Obsolete or unauthorized routes have been reclaimed and barriers installed to prevent off-route travel.
For more information, call the Casper Field Office at (307) 261-7600.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.