WYDOT Holds Ultimate Say on Main Street Reconfiguration

WYDOT Holds Ultimate Say on Main Street Reconfiguration

Those using Sheridan’s Main Street this week have no doubt noticed that the roadway has undergone a makeover and that layout will be in place for the next few weeks while the data is collected on whether or not the change would be good for safety and economics. The City of Sheridan agreed to conduct the month long Main Street Reconfiguration test in anticipation of the 2023 Wyoming Department of Transportation resurfacing project of the street, which is technically a state owned highway. Although the City will have a chance to make an official recommendation, WYDOT will ultimately be the decider of whether or not to implement the 3 lane system. Sheridan Community Development Director Brian Craig explained what the City staff will be looking at to base their recommendations to City Council, on how to proceed after the test.

Sheridan Mayor and Council will then vote on a proposition to present to WYDOT. WYDOT District 4 Traffic Engineer Michelle Edwards shared her thoughts on whether or not the organization would implement the new system even if the City was opposed.

Residents in the area are encouraged to go about their normal routines during the test so as to keep the data as accurate as possible. However, those that do not traverse Main regularly are encouraged to at least give it a few tries. The test is scheduled to end on September 8th. To provide feedback make sure to visit www.sheridanmainstreet.com.


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