High Plains Road Corridor Study

April 12, 2016

The Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) a long range transportation planning entity in coordination with the County and WYDOT have contracted with AVI, a local Cheyenne engineering and planning firm to study potential alignments for a future High Plains Road Corridor. 

The need for an east west connector between College Drive and Terry Bison Road has become more evident in recent years as adjacent developments on I-25 and U.S. 85 (South Greeley Highway) have built up like the Cheyenne Logistics Hub at Swan Ranch and Stubbs and Stubbs Oilfield Construction, respectively.  Steady development at the Rail Park and growth in a number of industrial companies has also been accompanied by high tech industries that are also moving into the Laramie County the Cheyenne LEADS Business Parks.  This growth has increased pressure to complete the South Cheyenne road network to alleviate congestion on the other major roads and accommodate growth and future development in southern Cheyenne.

The Street Network Master Plan, South Cheyenne Streets completed and adopted the City and County Governing Bodies in 2004, recommended that a conceptual High Plains Road connect at a future interchange on I-25 which is now in place.   It was also recommended that this future roadway follow the terrain and section lines and then intersect with the other collectors or arterials including Parsley, Division, South Greeley Highway and Avenue C.  Subsequent adopted plans including the County and City version of Long RangeTransportation Plan in PlanCheyenne  2006 and update in 2014 identify the need for High Plains Road to serve future development. 

The primary purpose of the project is to create a comprehensive and realistic planning document that is sensitive to the current function and property owners, serves all transportation users, and is adaptable to future developments in the area.  The end result of this project will include the following goals:

  • Development of a 35% conceptual road design for High Plains and recommendation on a preferred alignment and future “footprint” of the corridor
  • Accommodate the needs of the existing landowners and future roadway users
  • Provide a safe roadway of all users.

Your ideas and comments are important, as they will have a direct impact on the decisions made about what future development will occur and what the roadway network will look like.  Thank you very much for your time and comments. Online comment card available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HighPlainsInitial

 

AVI personnel working on this project have provided excellent service and good responsiveness. Very much team players and valuable as resources.

Marcia Murdock, AML Project Manager

AVI completed a very good report, detailing multiple surfacing options and developed cost estimates for each option — good job!

Kevin Stogsdill, PE-WYDOT Interstate 80 RECON

I was very impressed by the timely efforts including straightening out the problem R/W survey that had stalled the project for years.

Dan Lyons, PE-WYDOT Veteran Road

AVI is one of our best consultants. They have proven they can handle multiple projects at one time. WYDOT would be hard pressed to give AVI a project they could not handle.

Cliff Spoonemore, PE-WYDOT Snowy Range Road

I was impressed with your knowledge of the reporting requirements and processes, as well as how well you prepared for the pre-bid meeting and pre-construction meeting.

– Mark Donner P.E., Natural Resources Team Leader/Project Manager, Trihydro Corporation