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SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) – A port of entry that would serve Wyoming and Montana truck traffic should be located near Dietz, say Wyoming Department of Transportation officials.

The department’s preferred alternative is outlined in a recently released environmental impact statement. The Dietz interchange is about five miles north of Sheridan, 15 miles from the Montana border on Interstate 90.

The department wants to move the port of entry because the current one in Sheridan is unsafe for the volume of truck traffic it handles, officials said.

The agency has also suggested the Ranchester interchange east of Ranchester, district engineer Mark Gillett said.

The state’s transportation commission will make the final decision. Construction could begin in 2003 or 2004, Gillett said.

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