In 2023, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is scheduled to resurface a little over half a mile of Main Street from Dow Street to the Coffeen Avenue and Burkitt Street intersection in downtown Sheridan. The resurfacing project will include a new blended base, new concrete surfacing, selected sidewalk and curb and gutter replacement, ADA upgrades to correct existing deficiencies along with upgrades to traffic signal poles and associated infrastructure. As part of the project, the City has elected to partner with WYDOT and use this opportunity to upgrade the aging utility infrastructure.
The City Council recently approved two resolutions to apply for loans for the project. The first is a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan in the amount of $4 million and the second is a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan in the amount of $1.7 million. City Engineer Hanns Mercer said the original concrete surfacing was placed over half a century ago.
Mercer said the $1.7 million loan will be repaid out of the City’s sewer enterprise fund, capital facilities tax, GPET, and public benefit fund. The $4 million loan will be repaid out of the City’s water enterprise fund.