Temecula again modifies Old Town street closure plan, will reopen roadway to traffic

Restaurants and other businesses will still be allowed to utilize street parking spaces to expand operations outside

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The Temecula City Council on July 14 agreed to modify its Old Town Front Street closure plan to open up the main roadway to traffic while still allowing businesses to move their operations into street parking areas. Front Street can be reopened to vehicular traffic “in a matter of days,” Temecula Community Services Director Luke Watson told the City Council, though he said he couldn’t give a specific date when the road may be reopened because it was difficult to estimate how long it would take to move barricades and allow businesses to move tables. At any rate, it was a victory for Old Town business owners who have decried the street closure plan. The Temecula City Council first approved the plan on June 9. Originally, the plan called for Front Street to be closed between Se
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