Cottage Grove businesses wary intersection plan

Cottage Grove businesses wary intersection plan

A $3 million plan to re-work one of the city's busiest intersections next spring and summer worries some business-owners.

Plans to reconstruct an unattractive, concrete-heavy and crooked intersection at the main entryway into the city’s historic downtown has some nearby business owners alarmed, prompting city and state Department of Transportation staff to set a public information session on the project for Wednesday.

A complex rebuilding and roadway realignment of the multiblock area around the intersection of Highway 99 and Main Street has been a longstanding goal of Cottage Grove officials, going back to a 2005 downtown revitalization plan, city planner Amanda Ferguson said.

Read more in today's Register-Guard.