Part of Traverse City’s Front Street Now Pedestrian Only
Summer has officially started, and so has the summer experiment to close part of Front Street in Traverse City.
The Downtown Development Authority has closed two blocks of East Front Street from Park to Union streets to cars, making it pedestrian only.
The goal is to help businesses hurt by social distancing rules by allowing them to add more seating and sales space in the parking spaces along the curb.
The road is closed by temporary barriers so emergency vehicles can still get through.
To accommodate other traffic, the DDA has rerouted the same two blocks of State Street, so what was once a one-way is now a two-way street.
The road closure is temporary. The DDA says things will go back to normal right after Labor Day.