As part of an effort to connect all pathways in Sheridan, two new area pathways officially opened with ribbon cuttings Wednesday afternoon.
City officials, contractors and others involved in the project came to see the ribbon cut. At the first path outside Highland Park School, Chuck Carbert, City Parks Manager, tells us one reason the Scott Drive to Dome Drive path was built.
Immediately following that ribbon cutting, another was held to open the pathway on Fort Road near the Wastewater Treatment plant that spans about 2,500 feet to Canfield Street and connects with the path that goes through Whitney Park and Thorne Rider Park across Fort Road. Eventually it will stretch to the Wrench Ranch Hills area.
Chairman of the Track Committee Bruce Pride said that he hopes to eventually add amenities like lighting and perhaps even lit-up crosswalk buttons once the connection of all pathways to the Wrench Ranch Hills area is complete.
Both paths were designed by MC2 Engineering. The first pathway was built by SSR Construction and cost just under $35,000. Mullinax, Barnum Construction of Buffalo, and Pro-line Concrete, all assisted in construction of the second path, and it cost about $180,000. Funds came from the optional one-cent tax.
Others in attendance included Brenda Williams with the Parks Commission, City Council President John Bigelow, and Megan Crow of MC2 Engineering.