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Western Plains Logistics selected for Casper’s ~$460K Center Street enhancements project

A railroad overpass covers North Center Street in Casper, South of B Street. A Burlington Northern Train sits atop the overpass. (File, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Western Plains Logistics has been selected to carry out an enhancements project along Center Street in Casper.

The project will involve adding new pedestrian and street lighting, landscaping and signage on Center Street between B Street and Interstate 25. Western Plains Logistics submitted a bid of $459,750 for the project, the only bid the city received, according to a City of Casper staff memo.

The Casper City Council voted 7–0 on Tuesday to authorize an agreement between the city and Western Plains Logistics for the project. The council also authorized a construction contingency account of $2,750 for the project. Councilors Brandy Haskins and Michael Bond were absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

The Center Street enhancements project is being timed to accompany the first phase of a Wyoming Department of Transportation I-25 reconstruction project between Poplar Street and McKinley Street, the staff memo added.

The Center Street enhancements are expected to be substantially completed by June 16. City funding for the project is set to come mainly from $462,500 in 1% optional sales tax funds budgeted for the project, the memo added.

The full memo can be reviewed as follows: