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Josephine County Commissioners Approve Merlin Sidewalk Project

Sidewalk construction in Merlin will begin Monday. On Wednesday the Josephine County Board of Commissioners approved the project, after tabling it previously.

Posted: May 3, 2018 3:54 PM
Updated: May 3, 2018 4:00 PM

MERLIN, Ore. — Sidewalks are coming to Merlin, and some are not happy about it.

On Wednesday, the Josephine County Board of Commissioners approved a public works project to install sidewalks on Merlin and Galice Road.

The Merlin Road Sidewalk Improvements are said to be for the public's safety, but many in the tiny town have said the installation will take away parking in the area.

The decision was originally tabled by commissioners because of so many residents voicing their concerns. Now that the project has been approved, work will begin on Monday.

CLICK HERE for our previous coverage of the story and background on the controversy in Merlin.

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