Some changes are coming to Railroad Street in the coming months.
At the most recent Navasota City Council meeting, the topic was revisited of making Railroad Street a one way with an expanded sidewalk. And city Manager Brad Stafford said the property owners there were in agreement with the cities plan.
“Last week staff met with property owners on Railroad Street, to discuss further making Railroad Street a one way with the expanded sidewalk. They all agreed that was the way to go. The configuration that was favored also offers a cut out for drop off of patrons in front of the PA Smith Hotel,” said Stafford.
The proposal would end up turning Railroad Street into a one way street from Johnson to Washington Avenue, discontinuing ability to make left turns onto Railroad Street from Washington Avenue.
Stafford mentioned that the one way was extended through to Johnson to avoid driver confusion. Additionally, there would be 13 total parking spaces, with 10 angled spots and 3 parallel, only one of them being handicap accessible.
As for when the one way would go into effect, Stafford said sometime this summer is the target date for implementation of the changes.
The council approved the changes, which will make Railroad Street a one way street from Johnson to Washington Avenue.