A month ago city officials began a restriping project for downtown San Angelo streets. The streets now have drivers zig-zagging into new left turn lanes. Jennifer Jackson reports Chadbourne Street along with several other streets in Downtown San Angelo have been restriped to accommodate parking in the area. Chadbourne because it's such a small width. It needed to go to two from a four lane with a turn lane. And also looking at accident report data, we saw a lot of accident occurring, as people pulled out at an angle on Chadbourne. Because when backed up you were already in the lane of traffic. So we coordinated with operations, in the metro-politan operations, we were wanting to make sure as we restriped we wanted to incompliant with current safety regulations. Says Shawn Lewis, the Director of Planning and Development Services. The restriping project has given streets a zig zag appearance. The problem is that we have short blocks, in the street section, you've got a turn lane at the beginning of the intersection, and then back to the two lane and back to the turning lane. So it creates sort of this zig zag line. But really that's what you have to do to accommodate the turn lane and the two lanes of traffic. Says Lewis The restriping project came about after a city transpiration study five years ago. JJKLST news.