If you live, shop or eat in the West 7th neighborhood of Fort Worth, be alert of four streets becoming one-way starting early Monday morning. Crews unwrapped new signage and many cars were seen driving the wrong direction by 6 a.m.
Morton, Bledsoe, Norwood and Foch streets were changed to one-way streets to improve crowd control, access for emergency vehicles and to reduce vehicle-pedestrian conflicts, city officials said.
More improvements to the area are expected to be made in the coming months.
Proposed improvements include upgraded traffic and pedestrian signals and railroad crossings, shared bus and bike lanes, a landscaped median, mid-block crosswalks with pedestrian islands, and sidewalk and street light improvements.
The city is will also install up to 250 parking meters in July in and near the West Seventh Urban Village core. Parking fees will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The meters are expected to pay for themselves in their first year of operation.