Carson City citizens got another “Eagle Eye” view Thursday night of the final stretch of downtown Carson City’s redevelopment efforts to make Carson Street from 5th Street-south more pedestrian, bicyclist and even driver welcoming.
The project also includes a Carson-at-Stewart roundabout that, for some, will take some getting used to since many Carson City residents have either never, or seldom experienced the 5th Street roundabout at Fairview which has been in place for many years.
Work will begin very soon, so there will be some traffic disruptions. But just follow the signs and you should be just fine. Hanging a right onto Fairview or a left onto William may be good ideas depending if you want to drive around the downtown as opposed to partaking of the city center amenities.
As work progresses into Spring and Summer there will be improvements on Carson Street for crosswalks, bicycle and turn lanes all formatted to make getting through the downtown a bit easier for those who drive, pedal or walk. And it’s a sure bet that average traffic speeds will be trimmed noticeably which means that Stewart may become a favorite commuter work-a-round.