Cheyenne officials have announced plans to chip-seal more than 25 miles of city streets this year.

Cheyenne Engineering Department Construction Manager Same Berta said last week the city conducted it's first chip-seal work in 20 years in 2017 and found the program to be worthwhile.

He said motorists will notice more surface work on city streets this year than in past years because chip sealing allows more work to be done and helps prolong the life of the street.

One of the major chip-seal projects for this year will include Nationway from Logan Avenue to Ridge Road, which will get a double chip seal. Besides chip-seal work, other major street projects slated for this year include:

  • The construction of a one-lane roundabout at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Frontier Mall Drive. The construction is expected to start after Cheyenne Frontier Days and be completed in November.
  • Christensen Road overpass is expected to start construction late this fall. This project was approved by Laramie County voters in 2017. The project will be in full swing in the spring of 2019.
  • Mill and overlay of Mountain Road between Dell Range Boulevard and Council Bluff.
  • Street between Evans Avenue and Carey Avenue.
  • Construction of the Commons Project is scheduled to start in July.

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