City of Janesville considers scope of street conversions
The two major one-way streets in Janesville could be on track to becoming two-way thoroughfares.
Public Works Director Carl Weber says the city hired a traffic engineer to investigate the impact of the conversion. The study was completed a few weeks ago. It's being reviewed by downtown business owners and city staff members.
The conversion could be expensive. In addition to repainting lanes, adding traffic lights and signs, the city would likely need to reconstruct the Five Points Intersection. Weber says if that's necessary, the project could cost upwards of a million dollars. Otherwise, it could cost around a half-million dollars.
Weber says the project does not have a definite timeline.