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Week-end street debate: ME, 5th/6th street back in the 80's was one lane each direction with a left turn lane. Cones in the morning and afternoon made it  2 & 1 east or west depending on the time of day.

TDOT PERSON, says 5th/6th street has always been two lanes each direction and the cones made it  3 & 1 east or west depending on the time of day.

I think I'm absolutely right, but who can argue with TDOT.   Anybody?  Got memory?

Orvis
Orvis

@zz  I think it was 2 lanes no left turn but there was street parking so it was effectively one lane in either direction for a lot of it.  I know with certainty that 5th St was 2 lanes in either direction because I was in a Plymouth Fury going around that bend just east of Country 
Club and the car was sideswiped by a car in the inside lane.  We had nowhere to go because there was oncoming traffic.  

sluggh
sluggh

@zz This question has been bothering me all day.

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@Orvis Wouldn't there have to have been the left turn lane so that the cones would make the two and one. It was like Grant on a smaller scale with the cones designating the reversible lane.

Orvis
Orvis

@zz  If I recall correctly it was 3 and 1 but I'll ask my dad and see what he remembers.