The last major portion of Chico's downtown couplet project is now open to drivers already this morning.
The roundabout at the intersection of 1st, 2nd, and Flume Streets was
scheduled to open at eight o'clock this morning but it opened several hours earlier than expected.
It all might be a bit confusing at first, so city officials are urging drivers to use extra caution in the area.
Besides the new roundabout, traffic will now be one way on 1st and 2nd streets. 1st will be westbound while 2nd will be eastbound.
All that's left to do now is complete the painting of the new bike lane, and relocate several parking meters, which will take another couple of weeks.