TIM SMITH/BRANDON SUN
A pickup truck heads south on 10th Street between Pacific and Rosser avenues on Monday after the block was converted back to two-way traffic. Meanwhile, confused drivers continue to angle park along the two-way street.
Although one block of 10th Street returned to two-way traffic yesterday morning, motorists still clogging the angled parking slots on the next block meant it didn’t fully reopen until this morning.
The city says the 00-block of 10th Street, between Pacific and Rosser avenues, was returned to two-way traffic as of 8 a.m.
However, the 100-block of 10th Street, between Princess and Rosser, remained one-way for another day while the city waited for motorists to move diagonally parked vehicles.
It was scheduled to return to two-way traffic this morning, also at 8 a.m., meaning that 10th Street would once again become fully open to traffic in both directions.
Traffic control signs have been changed to indicate the revised flow and parallel parking will replace diagonal parking.
The adjacent two blocks of Ninth Street will remain one-way, and the street is open to southbound traffic only between Pacific and Princess avenues.
Both Ninth and 10th streets were changed to one-way traffic in 2011 to implement a six-block loop for traffic with a pedestrian mall along Rosser Avenue.
The measure was supposed to be a temporary trial, and the pedestrian mall was quickly mothballed, but the one-way traffic remained until this week.
Renaissance Brandon has been tasked by city council to come up with permanent solutions for the one-way traffic on Ninth Street.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 29, 2013