Decision delayed on Marshfield one-way street
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – A decision on whether a temporary one-way street in Marshfield’s downtown should become permanent will have to wait.
This fall, a temporary one-way traffic on East Second Street was tested for safety and convenience, which would bring additional parking in front of the city’s community and senior center.
But at the Nov. 18 Board of Public Works meeting, Chairman Tom Buttke said city engineering staff needs to gather more information on other parking options before a final decision is made.
“I would suggest that Tom (Turchi) and Dan (Knoeck) bring something back about the parking on both sides,” Buttke said. “Give us an idea of how many spaces we’re going to have, and things like that. And then discuss this again at the next Board of Public Works meeting.”
Some of the options being considered for the street include two-way traffic with parallel parking on both sides of the street, one-way traffic with angled parking on one side of the street, or one-way traffic with angled and parallel parking on opposite sides of the street.
That temporary test of one-way traffic on East Second Street started in mid-September, and ended Nov. 1.
Further action on the matter is expected at the board’s Dec. 9 meeting.