NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - In an effort to provide additional parking, promote local business and encourage pedestrian traffic downtown, New Rochelle officials have announced another change in traffic patterns for the business district .
Last month, the New Rochelle City Council unanimously approved that Anderson Street, between North Avenue and Le Count Place will be converted to one-way eastbound traffic beginning on Tuesday.
By making the change, the city creates two new parking lanes on either side of the street. According to officials, the area will include “enhanced crosswalks” on North Avenue and Le Count Place, and signage has been posted in the area in advance of the change. Members of the New Rochelle Police Department were on hand Tuesday to assist with the transition.
The plan began with the posting of “variable message signs.” DPW crews will now get busy removing the double yellow line on Anderson Street and striping the parking spaces, stop bar and crosswalks. “Do not enter,” one-way, turn and parking restriction signs were then put in place. The two signal heads at North Avenue were also removed and new municipal parking meters installed.