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Downtown Two-Way Traffic Conversion Update 9/15/14
Downtown Lowell 2-Way Traffic Conversion  
    • Shattuck Street will be switched back to one-way traffic on Monday 9/15/14.
    • Left turns are now allowed from Merrimack Street onto Kirk Street and John Street, but still prohibited from Merrimack onto Bridge Street.
  • Start date for the two-way traffic conversion is August 16th at 4:00 AM.

  • Construction is currently underway on the project to convert Lowell's downtown 1-way streets to 2-way traffic

  • Merrimack Street, Market Street, Central Street and Shattuck Street will become two-way traffic streets once the project is finished.

  • Prescott Street, Middle Street and Palmer Street will remain one-way streets in their current configuration.

  • Expected conversion date is mid-August

  • For more information and details, public informational meetings will be held on the following dates:

    • Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 PM in the City Hall Mayor's Reception Room.

    • Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 PM in the Lowell Senior Center at 276 Broadway.

  • For more immediate questions and concerns, please contact the City Engineer, Lisa DeMeo at 978-674-4070, or email at:

  • Click here for a detailed colored graphic of the conversion.

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