Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract for a final design of permanent traffic installations intended to slow and reduce traffic through Old West Lawrence neighborhood streets.
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider an agreement for the final design of devices intended to slow and reduce traffic in Old West Lawrence.
Multi-modal Transportation Commission members listened to Old West Lawrence neighbors Monday and voted unanimously to hold off on approval of the city’s plan for permanent traffic barriers in the neighborhood.
Install road barriers, gather feedback, rinse and repeat: the city’s pilot traffic calming system in Old West Lawrence is moving on to a second round this week, and some roads will be closed to through traffic while adjustments are made.
Neighbors shared observations and concerns Tuesday evening during a virtual open house to discuss a pilot traffic program that has caused some division among Old West Lawrence residents.
The city in January will host an open house to discuss the ongoing traffic project that has placed barriers throughout Old West Lawrence streets, and to gather feedback for permanent installations.
Those heading home to Old West Lawrence for the holiday might need to ask for directions. The routes that residents have taken for years are now obstructed by temporary road barriers.
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