Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

No great financial change by interstate construction

 

September 21, 2017

Scott Schulte

Westbound entrance to I-80 with blocked off signs.

What's that saying? The more things change, the more they stay the same? This could easily be said about the economic impact, or lack thereof, from the I-80 construction through Pine Bluffs. With the influx of vehicles leaving I-80 in both directions, it would seem money would have been spent at local businesses.

This doesn't appear to have been the case, however.

"I think things pretty much stayed the same as usual," Ben Larkin, assistant manager at the Pine Bluffs Sinclair Truck Stop.

The work does bring in construction workers, but the extra traffic can also keep others away. This simple...



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