Portion of Marshfield’s East Second Street to return to one way
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A portion of East Second Street near Marshfield’s downtown will once again become a one-way street.
Public Works Director Dan Knoeck told the city’s Board of Public Works on May 18 that crews are getting ready to switch East Second between Maple Avenue and Cedar Avenue back to a one-way street, after the common council voted back in December to make the one-way experiment permanent, when the weather allowed this spring.
The city’s common council voted in favor of permanently turning the 200 block of East Second into a one-way street to the east with angled parking on the north side, responding to concerns raised primarily by older citizens who frequent the nearby Senior Center/2nd Street Community Center.
The discussion at the time was that most seniors have trouble with parallel parking, so an option with angled parking would make the most sense for the vast majority of those using that portion of Second Street.
On a trial basis last fall, Second Street became a one-way street from mid-September to Nov. 1, but was reverted back.