Contact Us

Another Northwest City Facing Challenges Changing Downtown

Wikipedia

The city of Roseburg has plans to improve downtown, but some aspects have already drawn complaints.

The Roseburg News-Review reports the work is being done in anticipation of the state completing an overhaul of the Highway 138 corridor between Interstate 5 and Diamond Lake Boulevard.

The city wants to add bicycle lanes, replace parallel parking with back-in angle parking and convert two-way streets into one-way streets.

Officials say the changes will make it easier to park downtown, but some business owners say it’ll be just the opposite.

Insurance agency owner Ken Clark says many drivers would have a hard time backing into a space, and the back-in parking would throw car exhaust into businesses.

Meanwhile, Ken Deatherage says a one-way street would be “horribly disruptive” for his auto-repair shop.

More from newstalkkit.com

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkit.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk KIT quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk KIT quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!