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Cheyenne City Council to consider the installation of high-intensity activated crosswalk systems

A bronze statue as part of the City of Cheyenne's Capitol Avenue Bronze Project sits at the corner of Capitol Avenue and 17th Street on Tuesday afternoon in Cheyenne. (Briar Napier/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Among the various items on tonight’s agenda, the Cheyenne City Council will be considering whether it will submit an application for federal funding from the Wyoming Department of Transportation to install several new crosswalk systems.

This application would be for the Transportation Alternative Program to cover the costs of two High-Intensity Activated Cross Walk systems, also called HAWK systems.

The HAWK systems would be installed across Western Hill Boulevard at McCormick Junior High School, and across Pershing Boulevard at McCann Avenue, both of which are designated Safe Routes to Schools.


The project is anticipated to have a total cost of $600,000, with the city being responsible for $57,060, paid for by fifth penny sales tax funding, and the remaining portion of $542,940 covered by the TAP grant, if the city application is accepted.