Fort Casper Infrastructure Improvements-Phases I & II
In 1998, the City of Casper, Wyoming hired WLC Engineering and Surveying to provide a needs assessment for the Fort Casper area which includes approximately 900 residences. This assessment identified the need to rebuild, upgrade, or replace the majority of the streets and utilities in order to rehabilitate the 1950s neighborhood as well as the development of a three-phase plan to tackle these improvements. Based upon the Needs Assessment, WLC designed and administered the construction contract for Phase I in 2001. WLC also completed Phase II of the project which includes approximately 300 residences. To mitigate Fort Casper’s relatively flat surfaces, WLC’s drainage design for the project creates several low points along each block providing a location for additional storm drain inlets. Improvements also include installing supplementary storm sewers throughout the area, spot repairs on the sanitary sewer system, service line replacement to each property, replacement of all cast iron water mains, and complete replacement of all curbwalk and asphalt. Funding for the project came from the City as well as participation of residents through a Local Assessment District (LAD). Under the LAD, each residence was assessed a proportional amount for removal and replacement of curbwalk and sanitary sewer services. Prior to construction, each resident had the opportunity to vote for or against the assessment. WLC calculated the estimated residential assessment costs and supported the City of Casper with resident mailings, newsletters, and public meetings.