Street changes are now in effect in downtown Kirksville.
In June, City Council members approved a proposal to change several one-way streets in the downtown to two-way. Following a traffic study, it was recommended that the city change five downtown streets to two-way for better traffic flow.
The changes are on: Harrison, from Franklin to Marion; Harrison, from Elson to Main; Franklin, from Harrison to Missouri; Washington, from Marion to Franklin; and Elson, from McPherson to Jefferson. Parking on Franklin Street, from Harrison to Missouri, will be changed to parallel – resulting in the loss of six parking spaces, but spaces have been added on Elson and Harrison streets.
City staff worked this week to replace all necessary road signage on the sections of streets have changed traffic direction from one way to two way. When driving downtown, you are urged to watch for signage, striping and traffic signals to ensure you are going the right way.