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Apr 11

Repair drop-off ledges at 6th and Sheridan?

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 9:54 AM by City of Laramie

Part of the issue with the street condition at S 6th Street and E Sheridan Street has to do with when the City would overlay streets (years ago) and not mill the edges, thus creating a lip. When edges are not milled, the area is left with increased crown/center line sections and asphalt that is much higher than the curb. Over the past 5 years, when overlay work has been done we have required contractors to mill out existing asphalt at the curb, leaving a 2% cross slope and asphalt that is only a half inch higher than the curb. This small lip is created so that if there is any settling the water can still flow to the curb and into the storm drainage system, while not creating a big drop-off for vehicles parking along the street.

Additionally, there is a significant amount of concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk deterioration at this intersection that must be replaced. This is a costly project and will be addressed as funding becomes available.