In a media announcement released late Wednesday, the City of Sheridan stated that it will install a test traffic control measure at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Whittier Street later this week. The test measure will be installed in response to a neighborhood petition during the transportation plan process.
Neighborhood residents who attended meetings last summer and this past spring, as well as community comment forms that were turned in, all expressed concerns that Wyoming Avenue was carrying a high volume of through-traffic, using a residential street to enter and exit the downtown Sheridan area.
The release says that a subsequent evaluation performed by the City of Sheridan and the project team confirmed that Wyoming Avenue carries approximately three times the traffic of a normal residential street.
The project team will work with residents to develop long-term traffic solutions. Meantime, the team will test a potential traffic calming measure at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Whittier Street behind Safeway. The test solution is expected to significantly reduce the amount of traffic using Wyoming Avenue and to promote residential traffic only.
Specific project questions may be directed to Jason Baker, Project Manager, at 674-6483