Powderhouse Road Corridor Study

Summary of Project

Located in north-central Cheyenne, Wyoming, Powderhouse Road serves as a major north-south corridor between the commercial areas of Dell Range Boulevard and the residential areas of northern Cheyenne and Laramie County. It stretches 7.2 miles and passes through a wide range of land uses and jurisdictions. 

Inconsistencies in the type and quality of road, sidewalk, and drainage infrastructure have made it a top priority for planning of future phased construction as the Cheyenne area grows over the next few decades. 

In the summer of 2022, the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) selected AVI, PC and Stantec to develop 35% conceptual design plans for the Powderhouse Road Corridor. A 35% conceptual design allows government agencies such as the City of Cheyenne, Laramie County, and WYDOT better prepare for the future as our community grows. It will help create budgets and timelines for future infrastructure work along the corridor and help identify potential challenges early on.  

Read the Final Draft Report 9/15/2023

Read the Final Draft Plans 9/15/2023

Project Objective

The main goal is to generate a 35% conceptual design that establishes a common vision for future mobility along Powderhouse Road. 

The plan will address immediate challenges, as well as anticipate the needs of the future. We envision a Powderhouse Road that is built to safely accommodate users of various modes of transportation and that is scaled appropriately for our growing community.

Project Goals

  • Redesign the intersection at Powderhouse Road and Carlson Street
  • Improve pedestrian movement on the section of Powderhouse Road between Storey Boulevard and Four Mile Road (Road 212)
  • Improve the intersection at Dell Range Boulevard and Powderhouse Road
  • Widen the Powderhouse Road from Storey Boulevard to Iron Mountain Road by 2035
  • Connect to US 85 by 2045

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