Main Street meeting Tuesday, July 23

The Susanville City Council is holding a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 to discuss the striping and bulb outs along Main Street.

Residents in favor and opposed to Caltrans’ one-lane-in-each-direction through Uptown Susanville have expressed concerns and opinions on both sides of the issue after the Lassen County Times published a graphic of Caltrans’ draft Uptown Susanville Striping Plan on the front page of its July 9 issue.

City officials said the council would take up the issue at its Wednesday, July 17 meeting, but the city declined to put the item on the agenda because July 17 was opening day of the Lassen County Fair.

While Caltrans said the draft striping plan was “in response to a request by transportation commission staff to address the existing lane merger for westbound traffic between Lassen Street and Roop Street,” they would follow the direction of elected officials and the community.

Dan Newton, the city’s public works director, reported on the city’s Facebook page, “The city has received information from Caltrans that the Draft Main Street striping plan … is not something they will move forward with unless it has the support of the community and the city council … “