Up until now, few people have
said anything about changing the
traffic pattern on the courthouse
square in downtown Lancaster.
Grant County Board Chairman
Larry Wolf attended last Thursday’s
meeting about the proposed,
Highway-61 rebuild project set
for 2017. During the meeting, he
let the project coordinator know the
county’s position about the
current one-way traffic pattern.
The building…Wolf refers to…
is the County Administration
Building in downtown Lancaster.
The third floor of the building
is empty, with the county mulling
over whether or not to move the
Department of Social Services and
the Aging and Disability Resource
Center into the third floor of that
By the way, one of the proposed
traffic patterns for the rebuild
of the courthouse square, calls
for one-way traffic on the north
and west side of the square, as
it goes past the County Administration
Building. It also calls for changing
the traffic pattern to two-way on
the east and south side of the square.
The hope is trucks would use that
route. That proposal also calls for
traffic control…stop signs…at most
intersections on the square.