Downtown Construction Set to Begin, Parking Impacted

Posted on 04/21/2021
Blinking message boards located downtown indicate the start of construction season is just around the corner.  The City of Casper is reminding residents of several construction projects which may lead to detours and impact parking for visitors this summer.  “Between David Street Station and business events, downtown will be bustling with activity that will also temporarily close some streets,” stated Public Services Director Andrew Beamer.  

Work on Industrial between S Spruce Street and S Elm Street is set to begin this month and will be completed at the end of August. Construction will also take place on Midwest Ave from S Elm Street to S Walnut Street and S Oak Street from W Midwest to W Yellowstone.  That project is set to be completed by the end of October.  Business access will be maintained during the projects and on street parking will be restricted.

“The project that will probably impact visitors the most is the rebuilding of the Old Yellowstone District parking lot—the popular lot between Collins and Midwest and Ash and David,” continued Beamer.  “The best bet is to try to first park in the downtown parking garage, which is just one block away, as parking in the lot will be very limited and on street parking in the area may be difficult during events,” continued Beamer.  The parking lot will be closed to overnight parking for the duration of the project which is set to be complete by the end of August.

Beamer offered the following tips for attending downtown events this summer:
Use Collins, Second Street, or First Street to access downtown during events—this will be the best way to detour around both construction and event related closures
Try to park in the downtown parking garage (located on S Center between Midwest and 2nd) first to avoid circling for on street parking
Give yourself extra time to park further from the venue or business and walk

Information of road closures and restrictions can be found here.

downtown map