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Oregon looking to realign Cedar Point Road

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Maps for the city of Oregon may soon have to change. The BP Husky Refinery wants Cedar Point Road to be realigned, or moved, to the south.

BP already owns the land on both sides of the existing road, but it wants to build new office buildings further south from the actual refining process.
     
It all comes down to safety for the employees, moving the road prevents them from having to cross the busy street.
     
That's why the city council approved an agreement with the refinery to share the $3 million dollar grant to move the road.

"A lot of times they use some of our police force to direct traffic when they have contractors crossing the road and when they have equipment crossing the road," said Mayor Michael Seferian. "It really is a bad problem for them."

The vote was 7 to nothing. Council President Tom Susor calls it another example of working with an important partner, to move the city forward.

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