Legislature Directs Univ. of Wyoming to Explore Closing Part of 15th Street
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature has directed the University of Wyoming to explore the possibility of closing 15th Street on campus to motor vehicle traffic as a safety measure for pedestrian students.
The section of 15th Street involved is between Willett Drive and Ivinson Avenue and is among the most heavily used roads on campus.
Data dating back to 2009 indicated that about 3,000-4,000 pedestrian crossings occur on 15th Street every day as students cross from the residence halls or Fraternity and Sorority Row.
Laramie Mayor Andi Summerville and UW vice president of governmental affairs Chris Boswell say such a project would require collaboration between the city and UW.
The Legislature directed UW to report its finding no later than Nov. 1.