Changes to Downtown Streets

Converting a one-way street to two-way is a change in itself, but there will be a few other additional changes that the project will bring:

  • One travel lane in each direction with a center turn lane to provide a turn lane at intersections and for driveways.
  • Adjustment to traffic signal timing to optimize traffic flow.
  • Bike accommodations including dedicated lanes will be provided where adequate width is available.
  • On-street parking will be maximized, although some changes are anticipated to provide load zones, bus pull-offs and additional peak period travel lanes on certain street segments.
  • Street width changes will only be on Walnut St. and Kalamazoo St. (other changes are primarily signage, striping and modernized traffic signals).