The new roundabout in front of Riverside Park opened Friday morning after being closed for four weeks between 2nd Ave. and the Red Bridge.
Construction is ongoing but there will be no "full closures that affect the whole block again," said project manager Gary Muraca, who works for the City.
John Thuot, chief operating officer of Alliance Traffic Group Inc., said some people were confused about how to use the roundabout, but the payoff will be more efficient traffic flow.
"Someone went on the brick side (inside the roundabout) going the opposite way to everyone else (on Friday)," Thuot said.
The remaining construction involves laying sidewalk bricks and creating gardens alongside them, he said.
Thuot said the entire project should be complete in about a month.
Between flooding and the Lorne Street closure, it's been an inconvenient area to access this summer.
Sheri Studer, a stylist at Blowfish Hair Studio on the 600-block of Lorne Street, said during the road closure, clients were late for their appointments quite often and it made scheduling difficult.
"It's been really annoying," she said.
Donna Stocks, a manager at Menzies Printers, also on Lorne, said they've had a lot of cranky customers coming in complaining about the inconvenience.
The roadway is open just in time for Ribfest and Hot Nite in the City.
As far as any further closures, Muraca said, "There may be a leg of the roundabout that may be closed down, or at some point Second Avenue," but that the roadway as a whole is open for good.