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Council weighs in on Main Street ramp project


October 20, 2021

At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Sweet Home City Council heard a pitch from Oregon Department of Transportation representatives on an intergovernmental agreement between the city and ODOT. If approved, the agreement would allow ODOT to move forward on a project to update curb ramps on Main Street (U.S. Highway 20) and State Highway 228 to meet current American with Disabilities Act standards.

The project would also incorporate pedestrian crossing improvements at the Main Street and 22nd Avenue intersection in the form of a “pedestrian refuge,” or “island,” with a user-activated flashing...

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