SUPERVISORS APPROVE ROAD EXTENSION FUNDING NEAR CF INDUSTRIES PROJECT

SUPERVISORS APPROVE ROAD EXTENSION FUNDING NEAR CF INDUSTRIES PROJECT

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WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS HAVE APPROVED EXTENDING A COUNTY ROAD TO HELP EASE TRUCK TRAFFIC NEAR THE CF INDUSTRIES EXPANSION NEAR SALIX.

COUNTY ENGINEER MARK NAHRA SAYS THE $926-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT WILL BE FINANCED WITH GENERAL ESSENTIAL PURPOSE BONDS TO WIDEN AND EXTEND ANDREW AVENUE TO INTERSECT ALLISON AVENUE IN ALIGNMENT WITH 240TH STREET:


OC…AND SHOULDER. :15

THE ROAD EXTENSION WOULD DIVERT HEAVY TRUCKS AWAY FROM SEVERAL HOMES DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EXPANSION AT CF INDUSTRIES OVER THE NEXT 18 MONTHS.

NAHRA DOES NOT TOTALLY SUPPORT THE PROJECT, QUESTIONING HOW MUCH USE THE ROAD WOULD HAVE IN TWO YEARS, BUT DALE PATTON, WHO LIVES ON ALLISON AVENUE, SUPPORTS THE CONSTRUCTION:

HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT A STEADY STREAM OF TRUCKS AND CARS DRIVING PAST HIS HOME INTO THE PLANT:


OC…..SAME PROBLEM. :21

THE SUPERVISORS VOTED 4-1 TO APPROVE THE ROAD EXPANSION BOND PROJECT, WITH DAVID TRIPP VOTING AGAINST IT.

THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE BONDING MEASURE DOES NOT REQUIRE A VOTE BY TAXPAYERS FOR APPROVAL.

THE PROJECT WILL BE BID OUT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.