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Public hearing to discuss converting 4th and 5th Streets in downtown Logansport to two-way traffic scheduled for March 7, 2022

Last Updated on March 6, 2022 by Cass County Online

The Logansport City Council is once again considering a plan to convert 4th and 5th Streets in downtown Logansport from one-way to two-way traffic.

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, prior to the council’s regular monthly meeting. People who want to express their views on the issue will be given the opportunity during the public hearing.

A notice of the public hearing was publishing in the Feb. 25, 2022 edition of the Pharos-Tribune.

During their regular meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2022, the Logansport City Council will consider Ordinance 2022-08 – “An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Logansport, Indiana, changing traffic control on Fourth and Fifth Streets from one way to two way.”

Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of the Logansport City Building.

(See the Council Meeting Packet which contains the proposed ordinance: City Council Packet March 7)

The city currently has one-way traffic on 4th Street from High Street to the alley in front of the Depot, and on 5th Street from High Street to Market Street.

The ordinance states that the City of Logansport has done a review and studied converting these two streets from one-way to two way and has deemed it beneficial. City officials previously discussed the conversion but did not move forward due to cost. Now, they have an opportunity to work with the Indiana Department of Transportation to include the conversion with INDOT’s upcoming traffic light replacement project, which reduces the cost to the City of Logansport to only the cost of signage along these two streets, according to the ordinance.

The ordinance calls for the following changes:

  • 4th Street would become two-way traffic from High Street to the alley north of Melbourne Avenue.
  • The intersection of 4th and High Street would become a 3-way stop.
  • 5th street would be utilized as two-way traffic from High Street to Melbourne Avenue.

The changes would take effect upon completion of the INDOT traffic light replacement project, placement of all appropriate traffic control signage by the City of Logansport’s Street Department and proper publication according to Indiana Code.

The ordinance would require two votes by the Logansport City Council and the changes would NOT take effect immediately.

5th Street looking south from High Street in downtown Logansport on March 6, 2022. The street is currently configured for one-way traffic traveling north from Market Street to High Street.

(Pictured at the top of the page is 4th Street, looking north from the alley between Melbourne and Market Streets. The street is currently configured for one-way traffic that travels south from High Street to the alley in front of the Depot.)