Moncton moves to make Main Street one-way for the summer

The City of Moncton is set to reduce vehicle traffic on Main Street this summer by making it a one-way street through October.

Staff say the move is part of the city’s post-COVID-19 pandemic economic plan which will allow downtown restaurants to expand their sidewalk cafes and terraces.

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The proposal would see traffic reduced to one westbound lane for vehicles with a bike lane on either side.

To make it happen, an amendment to the city’s Streets and Parking bylaw is required.

A first reading of the plan was done at Monday’s city council meeting and according to a press release, a second and third reading will follow before the plan is put into action.

The city expects changes to be put in place by mid to late June.

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