LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Two-way traffic began Tuesday on Spring Street in New Albany.

The $2.5 million project was designed to slow traffic and improve flow and safety through downtown New Albany. Eighty percent of the project was paid for by federal funds.

Brian Nance owns Nance's Florist in downtown New Albany and said the initial change seems to be going well, but only time will tell. He's keeping his fingers crossed it is a smooth and accident-free transition.

"You get into a habit of driving the same way to work every day," Nance said. "And taking the turns with technology, you don't pay attention as much. Hopefully, people just pay attention and obey the new signs."

Bank and Pearl Streets will switch over to two-way traffic on Wednesday. Elm and Market Streets will switch at a later date.

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