Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan announced today that upper Ravine Road will be re-opened as a two-way street, pending some short construction slated to begin in the first week of December.
If all goes according to plan, he said, residents should have the road back to normal by Monday, Dec. 10.
Last May, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) made the upper section of Ravine Road from Woodland Road to Fellsway East a .
Meant to increase safety at the dangerous intersection of Ravine Road and the Fellsway East, Dolan said the change caused more problems than it mitigated.
Earlier this month, Stoneham Town Administrator David Ragucci said that chances were "great" that the road would return to its former two-way configuration.
The study wasn't a total wash, though: state Rep. Paul Brodeur, D-Melrose, said that a new median in the road should help ease some concerns about safety.
More information about that plan is anticipated later Wednesday afternoon.