Cheyenne, Wyo. - Construction on Cheyenne’s newest safety intersection has been delayed.
Work on a new crosswalk at Pershing Boulevard and Duff Avenue was scheduled to begin on Tuesday (10/125/17). However CBS Newschannel 5 has learned that paperwork is still being processed, so work has not begun.
Since Pershing was redone several years ago, adding a crosswalk has become more of a priority to increase safety in the area. Kids and eldery residents frequently cross to visit an ice cream shop, a business for mobility equipment, and doctor's offices. It's also a hub for public transportation with the city bus stop across the street.
Once work does begin, the contractor will install a crosswalk with rectangular rapid flashing beacons along with a median island on Pershing Boulevard. There will be lane closures on Pershing Boulevard between Bradley Avenue and Alexander Avenue. The turning lane and inside traffic lanes on Pershing Boulevard will be closed to all traffic during construction.
There's no word yet on when that work will begin.
The cost of the project is just over $76,000, all paid for through the city’s fifth-penny sales tax.