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South Bend drivers react to Lafayette turning into a two-way street

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- By 11:00 Wednesday morning, Lafayette Boulevard in downtown South Bend will officially be converted into a two-way street. 

It's all a part of the city's "Smart Streets" initiative. 

The City Planning Department along with the Mayor's office thought of the project as a way to bring more people and business into downtown South Bend. 

"Seems like two way would be more logical but time will tell," says South Bend driver, Doug Meyer. 

Meyer says this change will affect his daily route. "When I cross over there by the South Bend Tribune, I gotta look both ways now instead of just to the south."

"I think its nice they're bringing more attractions to downtown South Bend just to bring more people to our town!" says South Bend driver, Sherika Sullivan. 

Sullivan says, a lot of drivers have gone down the wrong way on Lafayette before so she believes converting it into a two-way will alleviate that problem. 

Wednesday at 11:00 am there will be an opening ceremony at the intersection of Lafayette and Jefferson. Followed by a coffee reception in the County City Building.

Fore more information on "Smart Streets", click here

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