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No two-ways about it … yet

Friday, August 4, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

The two-way conversion of Colorado Street in downtown Austin is being put on hold. Following an open house with stakeholders last week, an Austin Transportation Department spokesperson revealed on Thursday evening that staff will re-evaluate traffic volumes on the one-way corridor between Ninth and Cesar Chavez streets. The long-planned conversion was expected to happen by the end of the summer and stoplights for northbound traffic have already been installed. However, concerns about the crush of cars entering or leaving the street’s many parking garages during peak hours apparently raised the hackles of many residents and business owners. ATD’s Marissa Monroy told the Austin Monitor that the re-evaluation is a matter of “due diligence” and the results should be available “sooner rather than later.”

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