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Sep 24

Schrader Avenue (West Laramie)

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 4:45 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  It has been rumored that Schrader St. in West Laramie, at one time was a through street from Jackson St. to Colorado St. Is this true? If so, why is it no longer maintained and used as such? There is one home that sits facing West, on Schrader street, but is only accessible from Dadisman St. Then there are other homes that have extended their property line over what appears to be an "alley way" in other parts of the road. Are these people in accordance and allowed to block the road?

A.  Schrader Avenue was platted as a public right-of-way with “The Y Addition” of 1966. Based on the plat, it does not appear Schrader Avenue was intended to be a “through street” from Jackson to Colorado Street (Colorado is many blocks to the east). Also, based on the approved plat, Schrader Avenue was shown as connecting to South Eberhart Street by a 20-foot right-of-way. Use of public right-of-way is not permitted by private property owners and situations where the right-of-way is blocked will result in necessary enforcement action.