Temporary fix found for post office traffic snag | TheUnion.com

Temporary fix found for post office traffic snag

The latest fix for Grass Valley’s post office jam will add an extra right turn lane and eliminate a few East Main Street parking spots, but only for a couple of hours a day, Interim City Engineer Keith Sauers announced this week.

Previously, Sauers preferred a plan that would have saved the parking and addressed the situation by shifting the East Main Street median a few feet to the north, providing eastbound drivers extra wiggle room to avoid the post office jam.

Now, however, Sauers said he thinks eliminating parked cars in the late afternoon will allow non-postbound traffic to bypass the backup quicker.

Grass Valley city officials have been hunting for a way to resolve the East Main Street jams for years. The situation was exacerbated by recent road work that removed the ability to turn left from East Main Street, however.

Sauers said he view his plan as temporary relief, not an ultimate solution.

The switch, which will add an additional lane and signs, could occur within weeks.

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