It just got a whole lot easier to drive north on Idylwyld Drive.

The city lifted the lane restrictions on the thoroughfare this weekend, returning the roadway to four lanes and re-opening the sidewalks to pedestrians.

The section of roadway has been a major traffic choke point since the spring when the city narrowed Idylwyld down to two lanes during the 25th Street extension construction..

25th Street will stay closed as work wraps up on the extension that will link it with Idylwyld Drive.

That's expected to be done in a little more than a week.