Converse Avenue Reconstruction Plan

Summary of Project

As our community grows, transportation needs change, and our transportation system must adapt to these changes. With continuing development north of Dell Range Boulevard, it is projected that traffic levels will significantly increase on Converse Avenue.  In addition, the segment south of Ogden Road is deteriorating and in need of replacement.

This study looks at improving Converse Avenue between Dell Range Boulevard and a new intersection with the planned extension of Carlson Street. The primary goal of the project is to provide a conceptual design for the reconstruction of Converse Avenue that meets the future mobility needs of the residents and businesses along the Converse Avenue corridor and the greater Cheyenne community. Specifically, the project will look at options for intersection and drainage improvements, minimize traffic conflicts, enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety, and accommodate extension of the Greenway Corridor as well as evaluate pedestrian crosswalks. Key elements of the project include determining the most appropriate 3-lane or 4-lane roadway cross-section, intersection improvements, and need for future traffic signals.

    Project Objective

    Develop a corridor improvement plan that enhances mobility and safety for all users to serve existing and future land use and traffic growth projections between Dell Range Boulevard and the new Carlson Street extension.

    Project Goals

    • Identify the community’s vision for the corridor
    • Identify the corridor roadway cross-section
    • Enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety, including crossings of Converse Avenue and connections to other facilities
    • Improve intersection design and evaluate the need for traffic signal controls
    • Minimize traffic conflicts through corridor access management

      Outreach and Engagement

      Focus Group Meetings – February 2021

      In February, several corridor stakeholder focus group meetings were conducted to share project information and receive initial input on existing concerns and improvement needs. (We’ll share the details soon.) 

      Community Meetings – March and May 2021 

      In March and May, we will be holding virtual community Public Information Meetings to present the project and solicit input from residents and area businesses.  We strongly encourage your participation at both meetings.  See Upcoming Events below for additional information.

      Upcoming Events

      Public Information Meeting #1: March 3, 2021 

      Please join us on March 3, 2021, for a presentation and dialog where City and MPO staff, the design team, and community members will explore and discuss improvement strategies that will guide the design concept. 

      Develop a corridor improvement plan that enhances mobility and safety for all users to serve existing and future land use and traffic growth projections between Dell Range Boulevard and the new Carlson Street extension.

      Additional Sources

      • Project Fact Sheet (coming soon)

        Get Involved

        You are invited to review, comment, ask questions, and stay connected. For the latest project information and to see additional opportunities to provide feedback, check for updates on our website or join our mailing list to stay informed. Your continued involvement is important to making Converse Avenue meet the mobility needs of our community. 

        For questions about this project, contact Jillian Harris, Senior Transportation Planner, at (307) 638-4384 or jharris@cheyennecity.org.