Impact study on Eastern Hills Drive continues
[quote] . . . The project continues to move forward, but little has changed in recent years.
Public Works Director Greg Reeder said the latest information was sent out to update those people potentially affected by the project. . .
Eastern Hills Drive is being built in four segments between U.S. Highway 6 on the north to Iowa Highway 92 on the south.
Segments A and B were completed in 2006 between Highway 6 and Cedar Lane. Segment C, between Cedar Lane and State Orchard Road, is partially done, but the route is set.
It’s the route of Segment D, between State Orchard Road and Highway 92, which has to be determined; and the process will take time. . .
Even if a decision is made next year, Reeder guessed construction wouldn’t start on the northern part of the project, the connection of the first two segments of Eastern Hills and Eastern Hills Drive that runs through the Hills of Cedar Creek development, until 2014.
The southern portion of the project, which still has three possible alternatives would not likely start until 2015.
Two other projects in the area would likely follow. The first would be the extension of Greenview Road to Cottonwood Road, also known as L-34, and the extension of Steven Road to Eastern Hills Drive. There are still two possible alternatives for that extension as well. . . .[quote]
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