Dickson and Carpenter streets could soon be opened for two-way traffic with the demolition of McCormick Middle School wrapping up.
“It’s something that should be voted on at the next council meeting,” said mayor Hans Schneider. “We’ve notified about 40 residences in the area that it will be happening soon. So there’s no one who can say they weren’t told about it.”
Village council will meet again at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16 to discuss the proposal.
“It is a huge inconvenience for local residents to not be able to turn out of their houses and go directly to Main Street,” said village manager Steve Pyles. “Plus, there are many times where a non-local motorist will turn down the street without seeing the one-way sign. That potentially creates a dangerous situation for that motorist or anyone else using the street at that time.”
Schneider echoed Pyles’ points on safety, but said area residents have voiced concerns about noise from increased traffic.
“Safety plays into it of course,” he said. “But, those two streets have been one-way for a very long time. A change to two-way is a big switch, especially for someone who’s been living there for a long time. That combined with noise concerns are viable questions, which is why we’ve tried to reach out to everyone in the vicinity.”
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Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise Residents in the vicinity of Carpenter and Dixon have been notified of the coming change in traffic.