Decision to change one-way street expected next month

Posted at 6:52 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 19:59:11-05

Washington Avenue may become a two-way street if the city council gives the final approval to the change next month. 

According to Traffic Engineering Manager Eric Gallt, the city council gave tentative approval of the conversion of Washington Avenue in December. However, it must change the ordinance for it to move forward with the process. 

The project would occur at the same time crews resurface and put new stripes on that road. The required signal work for the change is expected to be $250,000.

Joel Peel who owns Hole in the Roof Marketing, which provides apparel and promotions for businesses, said the planned change would help prevent drivers from turning the wrong way on the one-way street.

"We think it will increase the traffic flow and the accessibility not only for our building but many of the other businesses that have started coming along Washington Avenue," Peel said.

If the conversion gets final approval it will happen in the summer or early fall.

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