City Applies for Funds to Study E. Sheridan Intersection
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 13, 2017
There’s been renewed interest in resolving traffic issues at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and 17th street.
As of last month, four accidents have occurred this year at the intersection near the Holiday Inn and Pinnacle Bank – all of them stemming from a failure to yield by one party or another. Two of them involved major injuries, one in April and one in July. According to information from the Cody Police Department, a minor incident in February was caused by the sun being in the driver’s eyes; another minor incident in July occurred when both vehicles involved in the crash were coming out of the Holiday Inn parking lot.
City Administrator Barry Cook says there have been concerned citizens and visitors who have complained about the confusing nature of the intersection, based on the number of accidents and near-misses. However, after consulting with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, it was determined that there haven’t been enough accidents to declare it a dangerous intersection.
Cook says that WYDOT encouraged Cody officials to apply for a grant to the Department of Transportation, asking for a study to be done to review the situation. He says that the City Council sent a letter to the state in October, applying for the funds to do a traffic analysis at that intersection.
He adds that public input would be a part of that process, to try to come up with a solution that doesn’t negatively impact the neighboring homes and businesses.