Officials Give Lewis Bridge Project Update

Ronda Holwell -- Staff Photo
Ronda Holwell -- Staff Photo

The state's transportation officials have scheduled a public meeting to talk about the upcoming reconstruction of a bridge in Sheridan. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the details.

An informational meeting will be held tonight regarding the rebuild of the Lewis Street Bridge in Sheridan.

The reconstruction is being planned by the state transportation department, because the state is responsible for bridges, but the structure runs over a city street, so both the City of Sheridan and the Wyoming Department of Transportation are working together.

The information comes directly from Ronda Holwell, who is the spokesperson for the state's department of transportation.

She said the meeting will be held at 5 at the public library on Alger, which is a street that will be affected by the reconstruction. She said the rebuild of the bridge was necessary because deficiencies in its construction surfaced during a recent inspection.

She said the reconfiguration of the intersecting streets will change the look of the library entrance because the reconstruction is designed to make the roads leading onto the bridge into a smoother transition.

She said the Ryman corporation out of Cheyenne has already been chosen to do the work, which is scheduled to start this summer. The project is estimated to come in at a cost of $4 million.

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