Residents Check Out Lewis Bridge Rebuild

Bob Sellman, left, and Abe Martini talk about the Lewis Street Bridge rebuild plan at Thursday's meeting. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Several people stopped by the library in Sheridan Thursday night to see the plans for the reconstruction of the Lewis Street Bridge, which will change the entrance to the library, and reconfigure surrounding streets like Alger and Marion.

Heather Westkott, who owns the Hillside Apartments on Marion Court said she's excited about the project.

She did have one concern, she said, and that's why she came to the open house – to find out how far down Marion Street the project would go. Regardless, she said, she didn't think the construction would be a problem for her tenants, because they have off-street parking.

Another Sheridan resident, Abe Martini, who lives on Marion agreed that the streets needed to be redone, specifically, he said, to make them more safe for both drivers and pedestrians.

Roger Ross of Wilson Brothers Construction was also at the meeting to describe the work to be done, because his company is one of the subcontractors on the project.

He said work starts this weekend, even though there's a winter storm expected to blow in, and residents of Sheridan can expect construction in the area, right up through the fall.