South Boston's Temporary One-Way Streets Could Become Permanent

South Boston streets that were made one-way following February's record snowfall could stay that way permanently.

The reconfiguration, which began Feb. 14 in an attempt to ease congestion on snow-narrowed roads, was scheduled to end Wednesday, but the city says the streets will now remain one-way through at least June while officials work to determine whether the change should be made permanent.

"We've received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from South Boston residents about how the emergency reconfiguration has relieved traffic congestion and increased public safety," Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement.

The city plans to hold two community meetings over the next two months before deciding whether to permanently make the roads one-way.

Here's a description of the reconfiguration from the city, and a map released in February:

Even numbered streets became west-bound and odd numbered streets became east-bound. Main arteries have remained two-way streets. Streets that are currently one-way streets maintained their original direction.

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