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Some Businesses Affected By Downtown Sheridan Construction For Second Year In A Row

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Kevin Koile - Sheridan Media

Construction crews are already at work shutting down a portion of Main Street in downtown Sheridan and some businesses will be affected by the work for a second straight year.

Last year construction crews tore up and redid Main Street between Brundage and Loucks Streets, however the intersection of Main and Loucks went untouched.

Crews are picking up where they left off and for safety reasons, Main Street between Brundage and Loucks is closed again and motor vehicle parking in that block is not permitted.

The block is closed so that construction vehicles can enter and exit the construction zone and a WYDOT spokesperson says if there are any motor vehicles in that block, motorists would have to turn around in order to get out, which could create problems with all the construction equipment.

It is estimated that the block, as well as the Main and Loucks intersection will reopen in mid May.

The block was closed from July through most of November last year and now it will be closed for about 1 1/2 months this year.

Kelsey Rathjen, who is co-owner of WYLD Adventures, which is one of the businesses in the block, says she’s not as worried about the impacts that the construction will have on her business this year compared to last year.

“I feel like we’re going to just kind of going to bear it and see what happens. We’re probably going to keep doing events and trying to get people in and at least we won’t have that big green wall to block the light out. We won’t have that in front of our space.”

According to WYDOT’s schedule, when the Main and Loucks Street intersection reopens, the Main and Coffeen Avenue intersection will close.

Public meetings will be held each Tuesday, beginning April 16th, within the Century 21/BHJ Realty building, located on the southeast corner of Main and Works Streets.

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