Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The section of Allison Road from South Greeley Highway to Walterscheid Boulevard provides many pedestrians and vehicles access to South High School, Johnson Junior High and the neighborhoods surrounding those schools.
Laramie County has identified safety concerns for this street and plans to address the issue.
The road has seen increased traffic from cars and pedestrians with the addition of South High School in 2009.
WYDOT has announced they'll begin total reconstruction of Allison road, between those two intersections, starting in the spring of 2016.
"We'll be adding curb and gutter, storm sewer, sidewalk on both sides and it'll be a real improvement to the corridor," said Tim Morton, Resident Engineer for WYDOT.
Laramie County's biggest concerns with the road was safety for pedestrians and for the disabled who frequently travel the street.
"The need was there when you look at pedestrian access out here, it's pretty non-existent and you have a much greater increase in pedestrian activity," Morton said.
The construction project will come at a cost of about $1.5 million.
WYDOT wants there to be as little overlap with the school year as possible.
"The majority of the work will go on during the summer when school's out but there's going to be some impact during school, probably in the later part of the school year of 2016," Morton said.
For anybody in the community that would like to find out more about this project, WYDOT will holding an opening house on Thursday, July 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Rossman Elementary where you can look at the plans and ask questions about the project.