UPDATED Wednesday October 22, 2014
The switch from one-way to two-way traffic on First and Second streets is the final step in the Downtown Streets Conversion Project that began in mid-February. The traffic pattern change was originally planned for August 27, but was delayed due to the August 24 earthquake. With earthquake recovery proceeding, the traffic switch was rescheduled and took place around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday October 22. The portions of First and Second that have 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.
Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution in the area affected by the traffic circulation change following the switch as the traveling public adapts to the new pattern.