Switching One Way Streets in Lansing Put on Hold
According to the Lansing State Journal, due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans to convert six one-way downtown Lansing streets to two-way have been delayed.
These are changes that many have been looking forward to for quite some time now. Downtown Lansing has several one-way streets which at some point, will be converted into two-way streets.
Most recently, city officials said they planned tentatively to switch sections of Grand, Capitol, Walnut, Pine, Allegan and Ottawa.
So now, Lansing hopes to convert some of those streets by this fall.
I can't tell you how many times I've driven down one-way streets in downtown Lansing, wishing they were two-way streets when it comes to finding the easiest way to get to your destination.
Some of the streets that will make the switch from one-way to two-way are:
1. Grand Avenue between Malcolm X Street and Oakland Avenue.
2. Capitol Avenue between Malcolm X Street and Oakland Avenue.
3. Walnut Street between Malcolm X Street and Oakland Avenue.
And yes there are several others. (LSJ)
If we go way back to the 1960s, Lansing made a number of streets one-way, but reverted Shiawassee, Ionia and Washtenaw streets to two-way in the 1990s.
"Last year, Lansing received $3.3 million in state funding to make six more streets two-way. That money covers costs including installing traffic signals, putting up signs and fixing curbs." (LSJ)