Traffic Alert: Drivers face Chico's new one-way streets

POSTED: 6:51 AM Aug 02 2013   UPDATED: 10:21 AM Aug 02 2013
Chico one way streets
CHICO, Calif. -

Drivers in downtown Chico will need to play close attention to some new one-way streets starting Friday morning.

Overnight crews painted one-way arrows on 1st & 2nd Streets downtown.

The work is part of the couplet  project to improve traffic flow.

As of Friday morning, 2nd Street is one-way going eastbound and 1st Street is one-way going westbound.

In the coming days, a new traffic circle will open at 1st, 2nd & Flume Streets.

As of mid-morning Friday, drivers appeared to be making a smooth transition to the traffic changes.