SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted Monday to extend Sheridan’s pathway system and improve city streets by installing longer lasting striping.
The Sheridan College pathway extension project will run from Coffeen Avenue at the Sheridan College north entrance to Brundage Lane across from South Park, passing through the land behind Starbucks and running along Wetlands Drive.
Schoeny Inc. will install sidewalk along Wetlands Drive and 3,300 feet of pathway from Wetlands Drive to Coffeen Avenue at the entrance to the college. The bid for the pathway portion was $107,461.70.
NST Construction was awarded a bid for $73,922.55 to build fences along Wetlands Drive and along the western boundary of the pathway to protect the property from uncontrolled access.
Mountain View Builders will construct wood plank bridges to protect wetlands areas in two locations. The bid for the bridge portion was $52,275.
TEAL Ponds, LLC, donated the right of way needed for the pathway to Sheridan College.
The city has allocated Optional One-Cent Sales Tax and public benefit funds for the project.
City Council also awarded a bid for $97,825 to Streamline Markings of Billings, Mont., to install thermoplastic striping at six intersections.
These include: Big Horn Avenue at Edwards Drive and Big Horn Avenue at Brundage Lane, North Sheridan Avenue at East Fifth Street and South Sheridan Avenue at East Brundage, Highland Avenue at West Fifth Street and South Main Street at Burkitt Street.
City staff currently paint stripes at these intersections twice a year at a cost of $19,000. After the initial cost of installing the thermoplastic striping, city staff will place new striping every five years for $20,000 to $25,000.
The striping will be similar to what the Wyoming Department of Transportation placed on Main Street and Coffeen Avenue, said Joe Schoen, project manager.
“As Papa used to say, ‘Let’s work smarter, not harder,’” Mayor Dave Kinskey said about the project.