You may have noticed some One Way signs going up on Lead and Coal--remember, Lead was one way headed west, and Coal was one way headed east?
Well the construction project that has been both a pain in the neck (roads closed, no left turns, noisy construction) and a boon (fewer cars driving through, lower crime, a nice "pedestrian" street) is finishing up.
Lead and Coal will soon go back to their original configuration:
Beginning the evening of April 4, 2012, SUNDAY APRIL 8, 2012 *** Coal Avenue SE from I-25 to Washington will have one lane open for eastbound traffic so that crews can install the final layer of asphalt to the roadway and re-stripe Coal as a one-way road in its final configuration. Westbound traffic will be re-routed to Lead Avenue SE from I-25 to Washington. One lane of traffic will be open on Lead while construction continues.
This work is expected to last through the end of May.--read more at the Lead Coal website -->
We'll ultimately have two lanes in each direction, PLUS a bike lane to go along with the improved sidewalks, landscaping, and though not as visible, but just as important, improved sewers.