City of Cheyenne continues progress on plowing local roads

Snowplowing in Cheyenne
Snowplowing in Cheyenne(Mia Johnson)
Published: Mar. 19, 2021 at 5:17 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The City of Cheyenne set a goal on Wednesday to have each residential road plowed enough to be drivable.

“We are nearly complete with one pass down every residential street. There are some passes that are better than others, but passable is the key, not perfect,” said Director of Public Works, Vicki Nemecek.

They had previously stated that they will not be plowing alleyways this week; as for cul-de-sacs, Nemecek said that they will open up one main lane per cul-de-sac, similar to their residential road protocol.

“Get one lane in there to open it up, and then the people on the sides of the cul-de-sac will need to work their way toward that lane,” said Nemecek.

Although Nemecek said each road is deemed passable, she said there is still much more work to be done in the coming week. Essentially, the workers running the front end loaders are working during the day, but in order to get more done when there is less traffic and off-road parking, the workers are also working through the night.

Their initial focus was making the roads drivable, so now they are moving towards opening up all the lanes on the main roads on Monday. Public Works estimates the re-opening of the lanes will most likely take another week.

“Be patient, there’s a lot of snow out there. It’s not easy to get everywhere, I understand that,” said Nemecek.

Regular trash and bus schedules are set to resume Monday, althought the landfill and the compost facility are open now if immediate disposal is needed.

Nemecek said that if your road or cul-de-sac is not drivable, you can call City of Cheyenne Public Works.

“Every time somebody calls, we send someone out to take a look at it.”

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