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Simon Contractors hears business owner concerns


Brandon L. Summers

Justin Schmidt, Simon Contractors

Highway 30 renovation efforts along Illinois Street are expected to begin in downtown Sidney after Fourth of July.

Justin Schmidt, Simon Contractors project manager, took time Wednesday to meet at Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce with business owners and hear their concerns.

Downtown is the most high-profile segment of the project, Schmidt said.

"We're contracted to remove and replace all of the concrete panels under the asphalt," he said. "If you drive through there, you'll see a lot of bad cracks. What's happening is, the old roadway underneath is falling."

Once those areas have been c...

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