New Pedestrian Trail For Casper Mountain Rd. To Wyoming Blvd.

Wood stakes mark the center line of a new path under construction along Casper Mountain Rd. near Casper College. The new trail will give pedestrians and cyclists a safe connection from central Casper to Wyoming Blvd. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

The Platte River Trails and Natrona County Parks have started construction on the Casper Mountain Road to Wyoming Blvd. trail project this week. This is the first of a three-phased project to connect downtown Casper to Rotary Park on Casper Mountain.

The project is funded with help from the WYDOT TAP grant program, City of Casper Optional One Cent funds, the NCSD Recreation Joint Powers Board and Black Hills Energy, according to Platte River Trails press release yesterday.

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When the new trail is complete, cyclists, walkers, and runners will have a safe and separate connection from downtown Casper to Wyoming Blvd. by utilizing the bike lanes on Durbin Street and then transitioning to the separated trail on the west side of Casper Mountain Rd.

“We know that people are using the Mountain Road to cycle, run and walk right now so this project will make that experience much safer and more user friendly to all types of folks” said Platte River Trails Executive Director Angela Emery in a press release.

71 Construction is contracted to work on the project.  Construction of phase 1 is slated to be complete in early August in time for all the visitors for the Eclipse on August 21st.