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Changes to enhance traffic flow and parking at stadium will not eliminate youth diamond | KTIC Radio

Changes to enhance traffic flow and parking at stadium will not eliminate youth diamond

Changes to enhance traffic flow and parking at stadium will not eliminate youth diamond
13th Street just west of Oregon Trail Park Stadium Strang/RRN/KNEB

Gering city planner Annie Folck says no youth baseball and softball fields will be eliminated this year with the parking and traffic flow changes being instituted around Oregon Trail Park Stadium.

Folck said there were residents concerned about losing the softball field with the changes, but Folck said that is not the case.

Folck says plans in the future to take out the field for parking could change if the traffic flow around the park is good this summer.

The changes include a northbound, one way Overland Trails Road east of the stadium and diagonal parking on both sides of the street as well as parking on grassy areas near Kimball Avenue.

The council also approved a one way, southbound 13th Street in front of the new stadium to accommodate ADA parking and also allow easier traffic flow. That will be done on a trial basis over the summer and then be reviewed by staff and council.

A 15 mile per hour speed limit when patrons are present has also been established on the two roads.

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