WYDOT seeks town input on left turn lane and signal at North Cache - Gill intersection

(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WDOT) approached the Town of Jackson this week for their input on some improvements on North Cache street. According to WYDOT resident engineer Bob Hammond, vehicles headed northbound on Cache that are turning left on Gill are blocking the flow of traffic headed north out of Town. WYDOT would like to install a turn lane to keep traffic moving through this intersection. "Our traffic count analysis has shown that left turn movement now warrants a signalized left turn arrow," said Hammond. Hammond stated that it is typical practice that if officials add a turn signal and lane for one direction, to also add it for the other direction. According to town documents , "In order to do so, they would need to eliminate 155 feet of parking, approximately eight parking spaces on the west side of Cache, adjacent to the church property." "It is in conceptional design phase and we are looking for input," said Hammond at the meeting. The Town Council was concerned about losing the parking spaces and asked WYDOT to look at some alternatives for the traffic design. *Feature Photo: The intersection of North Cache and Gill St. / Pitchengine Communities Photo* #buckrail #news