Willits Bypass Causing Business Slowdowns
The Willits News reports on loss of business in the town since the freeway bypass opened. One business already closed its doors. There's no doubt that even proponents of the bypass such as myself saw some loss in business when people weren't forced to drive through the town, but I offer no apologies. We love Willits and will continue to stop there when passing by.
The consensus seems to be that more signs are need along the bypass to let people know what they're missing. I agree, and noticed the lack of signs last time we drove through. How would anyone, especially someone new to the area, know what is offered in Willits without some signs.
Hopefully, they'll get signs up soon and they'll be effective. I suspect, though, we'll see the same people who opposed the bypass claiming it would ruin business in the town, objecting to any signs put up to advertise those businesses. We've seen that same sort of objection to signs up here with the safety corridor.