The City of Laramie is asking its residents to weigh in on an important issue: funding for street and storm drainage work.

In a press release sent out by the city, it was noted that more than $20 million has been spent street and storm drainage projects. These projects include: paving gravel roads, improvements to existing paved streets, and installing storm drains in West Laramie. However, a majority of this work was covered by one-time funding.

Over the next decade, the cost of maintaining Laramie's streets in their current condition is expected to cost approximately $27.25 million. To improve the streets will cost somewhere between $71 million and $91 million, depending on the kinds of improvements the Laramie community would like to make. The one-time funding that paid for previous projects is unavailable, but the recent renewal of the 6th Penny Tax in August can provide about $1.5 million annually. The city is also eligible for some loans to cover street repairs, and has also raised the possibility of forming a Local Improvement District.

The city has created an anonymous survey for residents to voice their opinion. The survey can be found here.

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