Ask The City: Sheridan Street Confusion
When traveling East or West on Sheridan, the 15th Street intersection confuses drivers, especially those new to our community. Often, I see two drivers pull up next to each other at the light, each thinking the other intends to turn, then when the light changes they both continue on Sheridan, nearly causing a collision. Why aren't there turn lanes to help drivers demonstrate their intention to go "straight" across the intersection?
“The City is in the process of re-striping that area. Once it restriped it will help eliminate confusion. That signal is slated for an upgrade for camera detection in the next few years. The intersection will be evaluated and see if turn lanes can fit/work with the offset when we have detection that can handle them.”