CINCINNATI - Drivers making their way through the Walnut Hills business district will notice significant changes to the traffic pattern after this weekend.
Crews with the Public Services Department converted McMillan Street to two-way traffic between May Street and Victory Parkway on Saturday.
A similar conversion plan is scheduled next week for William Howard Taft Road.
Taft and McMillan were converted to one way traffic in the late 1960s.
"The whole concept back in the day was to move traffic as fast as you could," Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory said. "Now we understand that's a community killer. We want to slow traffic down and going to two-way traffic on McMillan will do exactly that."
Mallory was joined by city and neighborhood leaders Saturday to hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting at McMillan Street and Park Avenue.
"We are looking for this revitalization to bring back goods and services into the economy of the neighborhood and increase access for the people who are living here and attract new residents back to the neighborhood," said Kathy Atkinson of Walnut Hills.
Crews will repaint and convert Taft Road to two-way traffic for the same area from May Street to Victory Parkway on Saturday, Oct. 20.
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