Cars too shall pass

Cars too shall pass

City Council voted 3-2 at last week’s meeting to make a vehicle crossing permanent on the east end of the Downtown Mall. The current crossing at Fourth Street has been on a trial run for the last year, and the sentiments of surrounding businesses combined with driver surveys were enough to sway David Brown, Kendra Hamilton and Julian Taliaferro to support the measure. All that’s left to decide is whether the crossing should remain at Fourth Street or migrate to Fifth Street. At the meeting, Jim Tolbert, director of Neighborhood Development Services, said that either would cost roughly the same, up to $970,000.

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