Riverside Drive reopens with two less driving lanes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Riverside drive is back open with a new look.

The changes have two lanes being diverted for pedestrians and bicyclists, and that has some drivers upset.

But it’s important to know if you don’t like the changes, there’s something you can do about it.

Maneuvering your way down Riverside Drive now is going to be similar to how things look during Memphis in May.

Traffic in each direction is now down to one lane, but instead of pillions, you’ll now see double yellow lines.

It’s supposed to slow down traffic, but there are some concerns about traffic flooding other downtown streets, so the city will hold at lease three meetings to see how people like changes.

The city engineer says he’s open to making adjustments to the design.

The city is in even willing to go back to the two lanes if it doesn’t get good reviews on the changes.

John Cameron, city engineer, said, “We wanted to get some public input, and the best way to do that was to get something out there to show the public what it could be like.”

We’ll let you know when those public meetings are scheduled so you can give feedback.


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