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Street Closures: Half-Street Closures

Half street closures are barriers that block travel in one direction for a short distance on otherwise two-way streets. They are sometimes called partial closures, entrance barriers, or one-way closures.

Half Street Closures


  • Maintains two-way bicycle access
  • Reduces the volume of vehicles


  • Limits access for local residents and emergency services
  • Drivers may disregard the barrier and drive into oncoming traffic
  • Local street drainage may be impacted

Eligibility Considerations

  • Significant amount of cut-through traffic in one direction only
  • No more than one lane of travel in each direction
  • Close, Vacate and Abandonment process through the Capital Improvements Management Services (CIMS) Department is required 1
  • Neighborhood Association Landscape Maintenance Agreement required if landscaping is included


Reduced Speed One Star   Reduced Volume No Star
Enhanced Safety One Star   Maintenance Three Star


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