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City of Bloomington implements new traffic pattern on East Seventh Street

<p>Street signs for North Indiana Avenue. and East Seventh Street are seen Oct. 10, 2021. The City of Bloomington is implementing new traffic patterns across East Seventh Street as the 7-line project nears completion.</p>

Street signs for North Indiana Avenue. and East Seventh Street are seen Oct. 10, 2021. The City of Bloomington is implementing new traffic patterns across East Seventh Street as the 7-line project nears completion.

The City of Bloomington is implementing new traffic patterns across East Seventh Street as the 7-line project nears completion. The new traffic pattern removes all stop signs along East Seventh Street from North Walnut Street to North Indiana Avenue.

Traffic approaching East Seventh Street from North Washington Street, North Lincoln Street, North Grant Street and North Dunn Street must stop and yield to traffic, including cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The 7-line project is a protected bike lane which will connect downtown Bloomington to IU’s campus. The bike lane is separated from the road by a concrete divider and will have two lanes to allow simultaneous travel down East Seventh Street to the east and west, according to the City of Bloomington project website.

Construction for the 7-line project began in the summer of 2021 and is expected to be completed by this winter. Temporary flags, electronic message boards and other traffic signs have been put in place along East Seventh Street to increase awareness of these changes, according to the release.

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