Each year, the Board of County Commissioners appoint a County Engineer pursuant to Wyoming State Statute §18-3-701. The County Engineer makes recommendations to the County Commissioners relative to the design and review of infrastructure projects including: road, bridge, pathway, miscellaneous building projects and floodplain management. The County Engineer coordinates work conducted in the County owned right of way, and works in cooperation with the Planning & Zoning office, Road and Bridge, and facility operators.
The current County Engineer is Hal H. Hutchinson. Hal obtained his Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1983. He has been a registered Professional Engineer (#5779) since 1989.
Grant funds will be used on 4.6 miles of Pioneer Road. Pioneer Road is an arterial road that runs south from Slater Road to Hellbaum Road in southern Platte County. Pioneer Road, in previous years, was used by local farms and ranches. Within the last year traffic has increased dramatically and is expected to be the primary road for two gravel pits, several oil and gas sites and three wind generating companies. Pioneer Road is expected to be the hardest hit of any Platte County road.