Evansville Secondary Access Road Design & Construction
As the Town Engineer for Evansville, Wyoming, WLC has been involved with the pursuit of a secondary access road since 2014. The effort began with a study that was funded by the Business Council investigating the options for a secondary access to the Town. The study considered 14 alternatives. One alternative included the use of the Veterans Cemetery Bridge. Over the past several years, and through many discussions with the Wyoming Veterans Commission, the Town has obtained their permission to utilize the Veteran’s Cemetery Bridge for secondary access in and out of the Town of Evansville, saving over $3.1 million in roadway and bridge construction costs. WLC provided the easement coordination, grants writing, permitting design, survey and construction contract administration for the project. The access road is gravel through most of the portion on State Lands while its paved through a small portion of State Lands and the section on City of Casper land. To fund the project, WLC wrote and secured a Wyoming Business Council Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in 2017. The CDB Grant provided $500,000 of the $975,000 needed to complete the Evansville Secondary Access Road Project. The remainder of the project was funded through County Consensus Funds. The Town hope to secure additional funding in the near future to pave the remaining portion of the road. Read more about this project here.