Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says if the city council signs off on a grant/loan agreement with the Wyoming Business Council for work on the Swan Ranch rail spur project, construction could get underway this summer.

The total amount of the package would be $5 million, with a $3 million loan coupled with a $2 million grant. The total cost of the project is estimated at $6.4 million, but the Granite Peak Company, the Swan Ranch developer, will kick in the other $1.4 million to complete the project.

When completed, the spur will connect the industrial park to the Burlington Northern and Union Pacific railroads. That in turn will provide manufacturers with access to more markets across the country