When the Sheridan County Commissioners set out last summer to make a contract for improvements on Hershey Road, also known as County Road 49, they were underwhelmed with responses.
In fact, they only got one bid, and it was significantly more than the engineer's estimate for the project. County Engineer, Ken Muller, explained the second go-around was much more successful.
The second wave of bids were anywhere from $142,000 all the way up to $400,000. The low bidder was Dan Hart Patrol Service, Inc., of Upton, who was eventually awarded the contract.
The commissioners praised their staff for the initial recommendation to wait for more contract bids. If the commissioners had gone with the first bid last year, they would have paid $138,000 more.
The project will be partially funded by the High Risk Rural Road program from WYDOT in the amount of $96,000. The rest will come from Capital Facilities Taxes.