Spring signals the start of a bridge rebuild in downtown Sheridan. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the report.
The long-awaited Lewis Street Bridge project has been put out to bid, and Ryman Corporation out of Cheyenne will be doing the work, which is slated to start this summer.
Ronda Holwell of the Wyoming Department of Transportation provided the information and said a public meeting will be held in March to present details, but the date has not yet been set.
She said the project will include a complete replacement of the bridge and re-alignment, or straightening, of the roads leading onto the bridge, which will include rerouting traffic to Dow Street and turning Alger, which is in front of the public library, into a cul-de-sac.
She said the bridge is being reconstructed because deficiencies showed up during a routine inspection. She said the state is responsible for all bridges, so that’s why her department is involved, but the city is on board because the bridge is part of a city street. As published previously, the project is estimated to cost $4 million.