Sheridan Featured Projects
Bear Creek Trail Crossing at Lowell Blvd.
The City of Sheridan has been hard at work planning a solution to a dangerous Bear Creek Trail crossing at S. Lowell Boulevard just south of the intersection with U.S. Highway 285 (Hampden Avenue). Bicyclists and pedestrians using this at-grade crossing face several difficulties such as limited visibility, a lack of warning signage to approaching vehicles about a trail crossing and a narrow sidewalk along the vehicular bridge over Bear Creek. After two years of planning, Sheridan was recently awarded a grant to construct safety improvements including a wider sidewalk along the bridge, a raised crosswalk, signage with pedestrian-activated flashing lights and realignment of the trail as it approaches the road crossing. Stay tuned for these improvements!
Irving Street Bridge Replacement at Bear Creek Trail
The City of Sheridan received an Open Space grant in 2012 to replace a pedestrian bridge connecting to the Bear Creek Trail from South Irving Street. The old bridge was unsafe due to erosion caused by the creek. When replaced, the bridge was increased from 5 to 10 feet wide to accommodate more pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This valuable connection provides access for approximately 4,000 users per month between Sheridan parks and schools and the Bear Creek Trail, which in turn connects South Platte River corridor to the east and to the Town of Morrison to the west.