Street Master Plan could remove on Street Parking on Fourth Street

Lebanon City Council heard an overview of the latest street master plan on Thursday. There are 112 street miles in lebanon and according to Street Supervisor Mike Moore, there are more residential streets in Lebanon than all of the rest combined. He said they are on target with the street inspection program which takes place every two years. Currently, the principal and major arterial streets owned by the city are in very good shape, but they realize there are still some streets that need work. He said they are proposing a continuation of the proven maintenance plan. The Fourth Street corridor has seen a significant increase in the number of vehicles and has been identified as an internal west loop to provide an alternate route to Jefferson and Elm. With that in mind, a study by Toth and Associates provided recommendations that would eventually include eliminating on-street parking on Fourth Street in 4 separate phases.

In the longer term, all on-street parking would be eliminated, and Fourth Street could be extended to connect with Beck Lane, but that part of the plan would require a lot of environmental assessment and could prove to be very costly. The Street Master Plan still needs to be approved by Lebanon City Council before some of the recommendations can be implemented.