The main change: Prospect Street and Webster Avenue will both become two-way streets. Currently, Webster is one way as it heads out of the square towards Cambridge, while Prospect is one way as it filters traffic towards Union Square and the old post office. The switch is expected to happen “in late-July or early-August” and the new lanes will be open to both vehicles and bicycles.
“This switch will help with traffic congestion in the square and make the roadways safer and more accessible,” writes the city on its Facebook page. “The exact date for the switch is still being determined, so keep an eye out for signage in Union Square later in the month.”