New developments and growth in downtown Akron is changing the way the city looks at one-way streets.
Public Service Director Rick Merolla said the city has lauched a study to determine whether to change Cedar and Exchange streets back to two-way roads.
"The university's growth is pretty obvious if you drive up and down on Exchange Street - the new housing, the new parking deck and there's new student housing being built downtown," said Merolla.
The study will focus on traffic volume, speed and accident data. It could take up to a year to complete.
If the study shows several advantages to changing Cedar and Exchange back to two-way streets, the next step would be to determine how to fund the project, according to Merolla.
"That's always the sticky part. There's just less and less federal funds available and state funds available," said Merolla.
The city converted Cedar and Exchange from two-way to one-way streets over 30 years ago.