The city of Bismarck has put Main Avenue, between 6th Street and Washington Street, on a 'road diet,' in hopes of providing a better downtown experience.

The 'diet,' which has worked all over the country, reduced the previous four lanes of Main Avenue down to three: one lane in each direction and a designated turn lane in the middle.

According to a press release from the city, the 'road diet' aims to slow speeding traffic and reduce accidents, all while allowing residents to walk safely to downtown establishments.

After a three-month evaluation period, the city will decide whether to keep Main Avenue on its 'road diet' or to return it to its previous state.

For those who have questions regarding Main Avenue's 'road diet,' a Public Information meeting will be held this Wednesday, June 29th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bismarck Veteran's Memorial Public Library.