The City of Casper will permanently close the Conwell Street entrance to Highland Cemetery on Friday, according to a news release from the city's parks division.

Safety concerns prompted the closure because drivers have difficulty seeing northbound vehicles on South Conwell Street.

The city does not expect the closure to affect access to the cemetery.

The public still may enter the cemetery through the gate on Fourth Street by the office of the Casper Area Transportation Coalition, or by using the main gate next to the cemetery office at 12th and Lowell streets.