City adds three weeks to Main Street lane test


By Michael Illiano
The Sheridan Press


SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council voted to extend the Main Street lane reconfiguration test by three weeks Tuesday based on a request from city staff.

The test, which began Aug. 12, was originally scheduled to conclude Sept. 8.

City Engineer Hanns Mercer told council city staff made the request to extend the test based on the largely positive feedback the city has received about the three-lane configuration and to coordinate council’s decision on the configuration with maintenance the Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled after completion of the test.

As of noon Tuesday, Mercer said the city had received 853 responses to the city’s public survey on the three-lane configuration. Of those responses, 535 — or 63% — were positive, 247 — or 29% — were negative and 71 — or 8% — were neutral.

Both the number of survey responses the city has received and the level of support for the three-lane configuration exceeded staff’s expectations, Mercer said.

 The city plans to hold a public meeting on the test from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at 61 S. Gould St.

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