Concern, Kudos Shared at Lewis Bridge Meeting

Jason Reilly lives on the Lewis Street Bridge project. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Jason Reilly lives on the Lewis Street Bridge project. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Ronda Holwell is the public relations officer with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Ronda Holwell is the public relations officer with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Barb Arbogast is a Sheridan resident who said she's concerned about the area being torn up. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Barb Arbogast is a Sheridan resident who said she's concerned about the area being torn up. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Local residents voice concerns and kudos for a street and bridge project. Sheridan Media's Leslie Stratmoen has the story.


A couple people stopped by one of the Lewis Street Bridge project meetings, recently, one who was upset with the project and the other who appreciates the dedicated workers.

Barb Arbogast who lives on Val Vista and Fifth Street said the construction really doesn’t affect her, directly. But, she was keeping an eye on the work, she said, because the bridge reconstruction was destroying one of the most scenic areas of Sheridan.

Ronda Holwell, who’s a spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, said that’s a typical response to major projects, but it will get better, and be done by the end of this construction season.

Jason Reilly who lives on Lewis Street, which is basically on the project, said he’s impressed with how efficiently the traffic is being controlled, to accommodate the nearby residents, like himself.

He said the construction crew shows up each morning at 7 and shuts down work at 5, so, as he put it, “is in and out, works constructively, and then they’re gone.”

As someone who’s worked construction, he said, that’s a work ethic he can appreciate.

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