Monroe to consider one-way for north Lumpkin Street

Monroe City officials are considering making north Lumpkin Street downtown a one-way street. The issue was raised at the City Council Called Meeting on Tuesday.

“Since this is more of a community issue, it is my recommendation that we move the discussion of this to a public hearing in April for the council to review it and take a vote following that. I think we should offer the public an opportunity to weigh in,” Monroe Councilman Larry Bradley said

According to the proposal, there are a few issues that could be resolved by making north Lumpkin a one-way – not the least of which is the limited parking currently experienced in that area. It would open up 3 or 4 more parking spaces in the street if the parking spaces are angled and would allow for better streetscaping and better access to the livery stables event location currently being developed. In addition, it would allow for two dumpsters to be moved off of the private lot and into the street for easier servicing.

Officials said the street would run north from East Spring Street to East Highland Street.

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