The opening of Elm Street as a two-way street in downtown Lima will be delayed.
The conversion to two-way traffic was slated for Friday. However, city engineer Kirk Niemeyer says the opening date has been pushed back to Monday, September 24th.
Niemeyer says the road is basically ready, however, the delay will ensure that all signs are in place and markings are correct for two-way travel. Barrels currently prevent people from driving down parts of the road. They are in place to make sure markings dry correctly.
Niemeyer says wet weather could push the opening past Monday. However, he says if all goes well, barrels will be removed early on Monday morning. The city will now focus on the next road project-- improving West and Elizabeth streets during the spring of 2013. However, those streets will remain one-way.