Friday August 22, 2014
The Downtown Streets Conversion Project that began in mid-February is about to wrap up. Underground electrical work, streetscape improvements, traffic signal installation, and paving have been completed. Striping, signage and other details are being completed this week, and the switch from one-way to two-way traffic on First and Second streets is set for Wednesday, August 27. The portions of First and Second that will be changed are from Main Street on the east to Jefferson Street on the west.
Changing the streets to two-way circulation was identified as a priority project in the Downtown Napa Specific Plan which was adopted by the City Council in 2012. The plan was developed over a three year period with input gathered from the community through public workshops and stakeholder meetings.
A future project will switch Third and Fourth streets from one-way to two-way in the Downtown area as well. The construction for the next phase of the project is anticipated for 2015.
Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution in the area affected by the traffic circulation change following the traffic switch as the traveling public adapts to the new pattern.