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  • South Main to be striped as four-lane street

  • Crews were out striping the new pavement to be four lanes all the way to the bridge on S. Main
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  • Drivers on South Main will be noticing a difference as they head out of town.
    Crews were out striping the new pavement to be four lanes all the way to the bridge following action by the El Dorado City Commission Monday evening.
    The commission approved 4-1 removing the on-street parking from Locust Avenue to the railroad overpass and striping that to be four lanes, rather than the two it was before. Commissioner David Chapin voted against it.
    Prior to the meeting, the city sent out 25 letters to property owners in that area and heard back from two who didn’t care either way if the on-street parking was eliminated.
    Scott Rickard, assistant city engineer, said previously that section of road was just striped with a double yellow line.
    “We struggled to get the traveling public to understand that was just one lane of traffic in each direction,” he said.
    Chapin raised a question about having enough room for trucks to turn right onto the truck route. He was concerned there would be the same problem as at Sixth and Main.
    Rickard said according to standards it should be OK. He said the radius was pretty similar to Sixth Avenue.
    The new striping was being put down on Wednesday.
    In other business the commission approved a special use permit to allow off-site parking on property located at 109 S. Main and 111 S. Main.
    They also issued a proclamation declaring Carla Varner Day, a Kansas Master Teacher, on April 21.
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