The City of Sheridan is looking at applying for a federal grant in an effort to reduce flooding in a downtown street.

According to the Sheridan Headlight newspaper, mayor Joe Wise said a section of Gum Street that connects Rose and Rock Streets by the post office is prone to flooding and also happens to be one of the busiest streets in town as drivers use it to bypass downtown traffic.

Wise told the newspaper Sheridan has applied for over a half-million in FEMA grants to try and fix the problem. He said the city would have to elevate a section of Gum Street to make it more level with Rose Street and even move the ditch on the south side of the road.
The newspaper reported that the city owns the lot south of the ditch which would allow city crews to essentially reroute the waterway  to help ease the problem.

Wise said he expected to receive word soon on the grant application.