The grand reopening of Market Street in Redding, California took place on Wednesday, February 23, 2021 with more than 100 people gathering to witness the event. The street had been closed for 49 years and was reopened to vehicle traffic. The event featured a parade of antique cars, a fire truck, police cruiser and cyclists. The street's reopening was part of a larger project called the Downtown Streets Circulation project, which was sparked by the redevelopment of a former department store and received funding from a $20 million state grant. The street will feature one-way and two-way traffic and time-restricted parking. The reopening was welcomed by local businesses, which had endured the construction process.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight