A traffic pattern change around the area surrounding the former Coffey’s Garage on Spring Street will remain in place in order to accommodate environmental testing at the request of the Historic Spring Leadership Committee.

The test, which was put in place at the direction of the City Council in July, is intended to simulate the traffic pattern around a proposed new public park at the site of Newport’s historic founding fresh water spring.

The City of Newport originally announced back on July 29th that the Court House Street test traffic pattern would be in place until October 15th.

Access to Washington Square and Farewell Street will be maintained via Stone Street, and motorists traveling to points west via the Newport Pell Bridge are encouraged to use Memorial Boulevard to America’s Cup Avenue.

City Council members are expected to make a final decision on the proposed traffic pattern following the receipt of a detailed traffic study currently being conducted by BETA Group engineering.

For additional information about the project, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/SpringPark

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