(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It's been in the works for several years, as of Saturday the city once again has full control over Highway 63 as it runs through downtown Rochester.
Right now crossing Broadway in downtown Rochester is not an easy task.
"Nobody stops, if they do you're out there lurking checking if the next car will stop," said Rebekah Kollar of Sontes.
She says the hazards of crossing Broadway at the intersection of 3rd street southeast prevents some people from even visiting that portion of downtown. She says many businesses along there believe a stop light would change that.
"As we have more traffic down here, it's definitely a necessity," said Kollar.
The cities takeover of Broadway from 28th St. SE to 37th St. NE should help these businesses.
"This is going to enable us to do things we haven't been able to do in the past," said city council member Michael Wojcik.