One thing that gets confusing when driving in Casper is all the one-way streets. They're ok if you drive to work at 4 in the morning and there isn't traffic, but throw in traffic and it's a whole different ball of wax.

I found that earlier this year Casper starting looking into a study to see what the impact would be if they were to make the one-way streets like Durbin and Wolcott into two-way streets. Back in the 1970's they were converted into one-way to ease the traffic for a potential increase of traffic due to an oil business boom, but that never came to fruition.

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For years the city has been toying with the idea of returning the streets to two-way and it looks like the city could be making the decision for the change in 2022. I for one am welcome to the idea, about once a week I have to abort my mission and hope I don't get hit because I of almost turning the wrong way on a one-way street.

Supposedly it would take a few hundred thousand bucks to make the conversion. I think they could grab some spray paint and get the job in one afternoon...THAT's the reason I don't work for the city or make any big decisions like this.

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For month's I've driven by 12th and 13th Streets in Casper and wondered why they were one-way. It really just seems a bit odd to have one-way streets that far from the downtown area and that only run one-way from McKinley To CY Ave. In my hours of searching and reading through an April 2016 Casper signal timing study,12th & 13th are actually one way is to help with quicker travel times across the city.

I did find that after years of not being able to, if you're a resident that lives on either stretch of road, you can now park on 12th or 13th street...you just have to have a permit.

I'll continue to do research and see if I can ever get the bottom of the reason. If you have an idea, feel free to reach out and let me know.

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