GREENWICH, Conn. New Lebanon Avenue is scheduled to become a two-way street again after a 90-day trial as a one-way. The change was approved unanimously Thursday by the Greenwich Board of Selectmen.
The one-way stint came after local businesses and neighborhoods requested a safer road for pedestrians with lower speeds and more parking, said James Michel, chief engineer for the DPW engineering division.
With the return of old traffic patterns, eight new parking spaces will be added, along with a new sidewalk. The two-way roadway will accommodate more on-street parking than its one-way version, Michel said. Wessels Place saw an increase in traffic during the 90-day trial, which bothered some residents, Michel said, adding that traffic is expected to return to normal with the modification.
Kory Wollins, owner of New Lebanon's Burgers, Shakes & Fries disagreed with the change. He said drivers will continue to speed on New Lebanon Avenue, putting pedestrians at risk. First Selectman Peter Tesei disagreed with Wollins, saying residents must be responsible for their own well-being.
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