The city has re-opened the Frizzi Road access to the River Valley but said city crews will not maintain it during the winter months.
Signage placed at the top of the switchback last Thursday now warns people they are using the road at their own risk.
Earlier in December the city announced it was closing the access due to numerous washouts on the road and concerns for the safety of city crews.
Residents living on the area locally known as Moore Mountain protested the move after being instructed to use the Comer Street entrance to the River Valley, as an alternative, and were issued a key to open and close the gate.
Moore Mountain residents said they drive the Frizzi Road switchback all the time and did not agree that there were “numerous washouts.”
“We are relieved and happy,” said Moore Mountain resident Linda Hillegeist on the city’s decision to reopen the road. “This is exactly what we suggested, that they put up a sign and leave it as it is.”
A few of the residents have snow plows and will maintain the switchback when needed, she added.
The City said it will continue to maintain the Comer Street River Valley Access Road, although Hillegeist said Monday none of the residents are using it.