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Proposals for improving highway into downtown Casper to be presented in April

Highway 20-26, West Yellowstone Highway, near Casper (Casper Area MPO, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Proposals for improving the State Highway 20-26 corridor into downtown Casper will be presented by the the Casper Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for informal public review next month. Details are below.

The Western Gateway Corridor Study aims to beautify and add modern amenities to the roadway. Community leaders have noted in the past the highway is part of the first impression many visitors get when first coming into town, including from the airport.

 “The Casper Area MPO is proposing several improvements to the Western Gateway Corridor, including bicycle, pedestrian, roadway, and intersection improvements,” said Beth Andress, Casper Area MPO Supervisor. 

Phase I is from the First Street bridge over the North Platte River in Casper to the West Belt Loop in the City of Mills.  Phase II would continue improvements from Mills to the Casper Natrona County International Airport. 

The MPO ispresenting proposed improvements:

  • Tuesday, April 11 
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The Beacon Club: 4100 W Yellowstone Hwy, Mills, WY 82644. 

There will be no formal presentation, so interested parties may stop in anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Information will also be available online with the opportunity for public comment on the city’s website.