City changes course
City changes courseThe City of Springfield invites the public to attend an informational session for something called a Downtown Traffic Signal Modernization and Operational Modifications project, according to a Jan. 2 press release. That’s fancy lingo for: we want to talk about turning one-way streets back into two-way. The city announcement states there will be no formal presentation but promises you can look at road signage, aerial maps and pitch your own questions to representatives from Public Works and Knight Engineers and Architects. The proposed project, which would include Fourth Street from Dodge Street to South Grand; Seventh Street from North Grand to South Grand, and Adams Street from Sixth Street to Ninth Street, is likely to be of interest to downtown business owners and nearby residents, if they can decipher the cryptic invitation. Learn more at the open house, scheduled for Jan. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St. in the Carnegie Room North.