At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council got a report from City Planner Zach Montgomery on the Cemetery Road Pathway that was completed earlier this year.
Montgomery explained what he and engineers with WYDOT and the Federal Highway Administration on the project would like to do with the pathway project.
The project was originally approved for $237,000 and the resident engineer on the project at that time approved it as a dirt pathway.
When trying to close out the project and have it certified, it was discovered it really wasn't a “safe pathway,” and it was decided to use the remaining $187,000 to build an all-weather, paved pathway that will be separated from the roadway.
The new, paved pathway will still be on the south side of Cemetery Road but may have a curb or some other structure to distinguish the path from the roadway.
The county still owns Cemetery Road but the idea is to eventually turn it over to the city after the county brings the roadway up to the city's standards.
Montgomery, at the urging of the council, will approach the county commission about teaming with them to upgrade the road and pathway in a joint project to more than likely begin in the spring.