Midwest Avenue Grant Approved

Posted on 04/05/2019
the City of Casper is pleased to announce the State Lands and Investment Board (SLIB) gave the final approval for a $1.5 million dollar grant for the reconstruction of Midwest Avenue this morning. “This grant will add to Council’s allocation of $1.9 million for the second of three phases of reconstruction along Midwest Avenue,” said Mayor Charlie Powell. The Wyoming Business Council recommended the grant for funding at its March 8th meeting in Casper.

“As a primary corridor in our revived Old Yellowstone District leading directly into downtown, Midwest Avenue is a priority for Council and our community,” continued Powell. “We are pleased that the Wyoming Business Council and SLIB sees our vision and enthusiasm for revitalization of this area.” Work is underway on the $2.2 million first phase which involves reconstructing Midwest between David and Elm. Phase 2 from Elm to Walnut will likely be reconstructed in 2020. “We are working to identify the funding for phase 3 from Walnut to Poplar,” explained Powell. The City funding for phases 1 and 2 is from Optional 1% Sales Tax revenues.