The results of the Downtown Wheeling Mobility and Streetscape Study were presented at a public meeting yesterday. That study, conducted with the City of Wheeling, West Virginia Department of Transportation and Belomar Regional Council, looked at the possibility of changing traffic to two-ways on Main Street and Market Street.
Benefits presented included slowing vehicle speeds and giving more visual exposure to downtown buildings and businesses.
The possibility of delays evoked the largest negative response.
Residents said they are concerned that traffic can’t move around an obstruction safely, like construction, delivery, or an emergency vehicle, without illegally crossing the center line.
Mayor Glen Elliott said council needs to come up with a decision within the next two to three months in order to keep the Street Scape Project moving along. That project is slated to begin in January.