Work to Start This Summer on North Main Interchange

Sheridan residents check out maps showing work to start this summer on North Main Interchange. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The first phase of the North Main Street interchange project, which is the grading and dirt work for the new interchange, will start this summer.

That's according to Mark Gillett, district engineer with the Wyoming Department of Transportation offices in Sheridan.

The project is scheduled to go to bid in June, according to plans made public at an open house Wednesday night at Sheridan's Trails End Motel. In addition to grading and dirt work for the new on/off ramps, Phase I will include realigning Decker Road north of the interstate. Actual construction of the new North Main interchange structure and construction of a new North Main alignment will be Phase II of the project and will happen in 2017.

Gillett said the existing interchange will remain open while the new one is under construction. He continued.

The fourth phase of the project is set for 2019 and includes reconstruction, widening and new surfacing on the eastbound lanes of I-90. Gillett said the site of the old port of entry, as well as the land now occupied by the interchange, will be given to the city of Sheridan for creation of a park. Among those at the open house was Sheridan Mayor John Heath.

Completion date for the project is expected to be October 2019.

View more photos below.

Two sets of maps were provided. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Close-up of one of the maps. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Easels display more North Main plans. (Photo by Pat Blair)