A Decrease in Accidents on Main Street

Following a six-week long test in 2019 of a three-lane configuration on Main Street in downtown Sheridan that yielded positive results from the public, the City and WYDOT transformed Main Street last October from its traditional four lane traffic pattern to three lanes. Sheridan Police Chief Travis Koltiska, while providing an update to the Sheridan City Council at their most recent meeting, was asked by Councilman Clint Beaver if the new configuration has made it safer downtown.

Councilman Clint Beaver and Police Chief Travis Koltiska

The three-lane pattern includes one travel lane in each direction with a center turn lane, and a diagonal hatched buffer zone between the parallel curbside parking and the travel lanes.  The buffer zone is intended to offer motorists an additional four feet of room for parallel parking and exiting and entering their vehicles. 

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  1. Got to admit that I did not think it was going to work but I looked at the test with an open mind. Pleasantly surprised with the results and anxiously awaited the permanent change. The trial period was a wise ideas and well worth the expense.

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