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By Dena Wood
The Times 

City Plans to Cut Corners

New easement will allow for eventual straightening of Taggart Road


WAITSBURG – It will probably be years in the making, but Waitsburg's city council took the first step toward straightening Taggart Road, making it a straight shot from Millrace Road to Highway 12.

At their April 19 meeting, the council approved an easement with John Lieberman and Mary Phillips to allow for the future placement of a road and waterline.

The proposal, which would eliminate two 90-degree turns from Millrace Road to Hwy. 12 via Taggart Road, has been a recurring topic at council meetings for over two years. The idea was first discussed when Gene and Mary Warren proposed deve...

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