Talks of Two-Way Lanes in Downtown Lexington Begin

Imagine having two-lane traffic on main street in downtown Lexington.
It may become a reality soon as new talks have started.

It was the hot topic last night by the downtown Development Authority.

They unveiled a transportation study looking at the impact of converting downtown's one way streets.

An analysis is expected to be released within the next 30 days, that will reveal how two ways streets will improve downtown's congestion.

"We're here to discuss ideas, alternatives to (vehicular) traffic like more bikeways," said Harold Tate, executive director of the authority, at the outset. "Keep an open mind. Share your ideas with us."

A transportation engineer says converting streets back to two-way is a trend being seen in cities throughout the country.