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After several months of being closed during a traffic study, traffic is flowing again down Courthouse Street.
“A special thanks to our Public Services team for re-opening the street and restoring the traffic pattern around Lower Broadway in such a timely manner,” the City of Newport wrote on Facebook today.
In addition to re-opening Court House Street to traffic, Stone Street has also been reconfigured to once again allow for two-way traffic and the temporary stop sign on Broadway at Stone Street has also been removed.
Finally, the City is reminding motorists that the stop sign at the intersection of Court House Street and Broadway (just in front of The Fastnet) has been also restored.
“As always, please be mindful of pedestrians and be sure to keep an eye out for cyclists as we reacquaint ourselves to the flow of traffic,” the City said.
More of our coverage on this topic;
- November 15, 2019 – Resolution to reopen Court House Street passed by City Council, street will reopen on November 19th (Updated)
- November 7, 2019 – State Preservation & Heritage Commission “greatly prefers” Court House Street remains fully functional
- November 6, 2019 – Newport City Council will consider how to move forward with Court House Street on November 13th
- October 16, 2019 – Court House traffic pattern to remain in place for Environmental Testing
- July 29, 2019 – City to start test of proposed new traffic pattern at Spring Street/Touro Street
- June 26, 2019 – City Council will temporarily close Courthouse Street this summer to simulate Newport Spring Project
- December 10, 2018 – Letter To The Editor: Council Resolution to endorse plan to close Court House Street
- December 20, 2017 – Letter To The Editor: Keep Court House Street closed