HARRISONBURG - The Harrisonburg Public Works Department will begin work Wednesday on the installation of a trial half-street closure on East Bruce Street as part of the Old Town neighborhood’s enrollment in the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program.
This project was developed by a consensus of the neighborhood and adopted by City Council in 2011. The half closure will be installed on a trial basis so that the effects on traffic patterns can be evaluated, the city says in a press release.
Motorists are advised to use an alternate route throughout the day on Wednesday. The half-street closure will be installed to limit through traffic on East Bruce Street at its intersection with Ott Street. The closure will restrict straight travel through on East Bruce, across Ott, and will also prevent left and right turns on to East Bruce from Ott.
Vehicles approaching Ott Street from East Bruce Street will be required to turn left or right onto Ott and will not be allowed to travel straight.