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Jun 11

Construction Equipment--Hours of Operation

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:51 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  How do I find out the hours of operation for heavy equipment on a project taking place next to my house? Also, how do I have the hours of operation of heavy equipment changed to better fit the neighborhood. The hours indicated on the ordinance from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. are not appropriate for a residential neighborhood.

A.  City of Laramie Municipal Code allows for construction equipment to operate between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. The City Engineer can authorize longer hours if a special need on a project occurs--this is handled on a case-by-case basis. If a contractor is operating outside of these working hours, you may contact the Police Department at 721-2526 to file a complaint and an officer will investigate, or you may call Engineering at 721-5250 to ask any questions about projects in the right-of-way. All changes to Laramie, WY Municipal Code must be approved by the Laramie City Council.

May 29

Clean Up of Utility Work on N McCue Street

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 3:59 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Why did the contractor who installed the utility on McCue not made to clean up remaining spoils from trenching after they backfilled from the Territorial Prison north?

A.  The City is aware of this situation and have already contacted the contractor. We are working with them to ensure the issue is corrected and that the area is restored back to how it was before work occurred.

May 17

What's happening between the high school and Rec Center?

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 9:33 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  What's all the dirt-work/equipment operation going on between the high school and the Rec Center for?

A.  The City of Laramie, along with Simon Contractors, has begun to construct the Regency Drive detention pond. Construction will include the expansion of the existing pond located just west of the Recreation Center and will help mitigate flooding potential downstream, which was recommended in the South Laramie Storm Drainage Master Plan (visit the City of Laramie website for more details). This detention pond is one of many planned projects that are designed to improve storm drainage in the area. 

Simon Contractors is excavating material from the new pond and hauling it to a stockpile site west of Laramie High School. The excavated material will then be used during the Bill Nye Avenue construction process between Boulder Drive and 19th Street. In addition to drainage improvements, this project will allow for the installation of shared use paths between Regency Drive and Laramie High School, as well as on Boulder Drive between Garfield Street and Beech Street. This project is anticipated to be completed by October 31st, 2019. 

Additional questions on this project should be directed to