Bridge Reconstruction Closes Roads

State transportation department officials says mind the signs on Alger. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
State transportation department officials says mind the signs on Alger. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The reconstruction of a bridge in downtown Sheridan has begun, so motorists are being reminded to slow down and pay attention to traffic control signs, lane markings and flaggers.

The message is coming from Ronda Holwell, who is the spokesperson for the state transportation department. Specifically, she's talking about the bridge on Lewis Street that intersects with Alger, the street that runs in front of the library.

About a dozen people could be seen working near the site on Wednesday, primarily holding signs redirecting traffic. Now today, Marion Street, which is south of the bridge, will be closed to through traffic from Lewis to Dow street for the duration of the project, which, as Holwell mentioned, is expected to be until fall.

Then, beginning Friday, she said Alger will be closed to traffic on weekdays, from the intersection of Dow to the library. That will be during daytime hours, from 7-5:30. She said this daytime closure in this area is anticipated to last through next Wednesday. Consequently, residents living in the area are being asked to keep vehicles off the roadway, during this time.

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