SHERIDAN, WY— With the approaching WYDOT resurfacing project for Main Street in 2023, the Sheridan City Council is considering a lane reconfiguration for Main Street from Coffeen to Dow.

At their meeting on Monday night, City Council heard an update from Community Development Director, Brian Craig on the Sheridan Streetscape Action Plan, which aims to update and preserve Sheridan’s Main Street experience.

Under the action plan, if approved, the city would conduct a temporary test of the proposed lane configuration, which would change the current 4-lane configuration to a 2-lane configuration with a center turning lane. According to Craig, the proposed test would take place in August and would last for three to four weeks.

Benefits of the proposed lane reconfiguration would include the widening of the through lanes on Main, which are currently at a minimum width, widening of parallel parking spaces, and a potential gain of sidewalk space.

Officials from WYDOT that were present at the meeting said that they are open to considering the lane reconfiguration. WYDOT will supervise the test and will study potential impact of the reconfiguration on adjacent streets such as: Gould Street, Scott Street, Broadway Street, Brooks Street, 5th Street, Lewis Street. and Sheridan Avenue.

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