2023 Main Street Upgrade Project

2023 Downtown Sheridan Main Street Upgrade Project
Posted on 09/27/2023
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Paving of Main Street from Alger past Grinnell was completed yesterday. Contractors will be finishing up work on some localized gutters, sidewalks and the bump-out at Grinnell during the next few days and expect to open that section of Main Street sometime next week. 
Meanwhile, work on installing the water lines from Smith Alley to Loucks continues with plans to pave that last section of Main Street in a few weeks. If all goes well, we should be able to open all of Main Street to traffic on schedule.  
The end is near folks!  Thanks again for your patience, understanding and cooperation over the past several months.  

Any questions or concerns please 
contact Laura Dallas, WYDOT (307) 674-2356.  

Click here for the 2023 Project Closure Sequence

Click here for the Project Scope of Work

Click here for Options for Utility Services

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History and Background

The City of Sheridan was founded in 1882.  For over 88 years, Main Street's surface consisted of gravel.  Trolley cars came into existence in the early 1900's, sidewalks were primarily wood and little to no curb and gutter existed until 1966.  The bridge over Little Goose Creek between Dow St. and 1st St. was built in 1953 with structure repairs being done in 1987.  It wasn't until 1970 that Main Street was finally paved. At this time the City of Sheridan placed sewer, sanitation, and water lines prior to paving with concrete. Over the past 50 years, general maintenance and upgrades to sidewalks, curb and gutter, and lighting have been completed, most to meet ADA requirements. 

Below are a few photos from days past. We found photos from the early 1900's, 1914, and the 60's and 70's, portraying some of Main Street's history.

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