Changes possible for Mandan’s downtown

Downtown Mandan could be in for some major changes. Planners displayed some options for the Downtown Subarea Study Wednesday night.

The focus is on transportation on Main and First streets, making them safer for cars, bikes and pedestrians. Alternatives include reconfiguring parking spots, creating bike lanes and roundabouts and widening the streets.

"There was a number of alternatives that we found that both reduced crash potential and improved safety by about 50 percent, but they also made traffic flow easier and so it's kinda the best of both worlds,” transportation planner Mike Bittner said.

To see the alternatives and vote on them, visit