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City Engineer talks about summer road and maintenance projects across Cheyenne

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 6:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 6:25 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - May through October is primetime for the City of Cheyenne’s road and maintenance projects.

“We have a very short window as you know. We get started early May but we really only get to October, sometimes we can push it further, but that’s about all we usually get. That’s why you see so much activity and so much impact,” said City Engineer, Thomas Cobb.

Cobb said there are two main categories of projects the City will be focusing on this year. The first is pavement management and rehabilitation projects.

“We got our pavement management and rehabilitation projects, which encompass the largest portion and we’re focusing on a 10 year plan. We touch about 10% of the streets per year, its a long term issue and the Mayor and I are committed to trying to do the best we can to catch up.”

The other main focus is the 26th Street Storm Sewer Extension Project, which began in May.

“We’ve got a major drainage project which is 26th Street. That storm surge project is going to protect the Capitol and the new Herschler Complex, and that’s going in the summer and you saw the impact right now.”

Cobb said it’s also important that the community is driving safely around work zones.

“Number one is to just slow down. I know it’s tough for everybody, we’re usually running a little late to work, but if we could just slow down, it keeps everybody safe.”

Cobb hopes they will have the majority of projects finished by October. He also said the City will begin work at the Nationway and Ridge Road intersection in the fall.

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