Fixing the Infamous Red Grade Road

By Justin Wolffing
18 March 2014

Sheridan County Commissioners heard from staff this week regarding a dangerous portion of the infamous Red Grade Road outside of Sheridan.

A particular curve on Red Grade in Sheridan County has been identified as having more accidents. That curve is located near a property about seven miles from the base of the road.

"There's a corner up there on Red Grade Road, Road 26, where several people have gone off the road. It's been there for a long time. Since there's been several accidents, we're trying to come-up with a remedy to alleviate those accidents," said Commissioner Mike Nickel.

The commissioners heard from Grants Administrator Mike Mackey with County Road and Bridge at this morning's meeting.

Among the options, it was best felt that a vehicle activated solar powered flashing warning sign would be sufficient to slow motorists driving the road.

There were some concerns from nearby property owners and the Cabin owners association regarding seeing the light from the signs he said.

The County felt this would be the safest option. The road in the winter is primarily used by snowmobilers and four wheelers, and thus it qualifies for State Parks and Cultural Resource grant funds.

The County will be seeking funds for the sign, in the amount of $3,900.

The County's match is providing the work to install the sign.
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