As work on Richmond Hill’s new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.
The vote followed lengthy debate as council members discussed options — which boiled down to either building the road or having construction vehicles roll through Sterling Creek subdivision for the duration.
“(Building the plant) is going to take two years,” said council member Jan Bass. “That’s two years of trucks running through Sterling Creek subdivision every morning with kids out there walking to school.”
Bass, who also questioned whether there were adequate buffers between the access road and the subdivision, wants the city to limit construction hours “so they’re not rolling through there at 10 at night trying to make deadline, meaning I’ve got residents there trying to sleep so they can function in the morning with construction going on in their backyard.”
Read full story in April 5 issue of the Bryan County News.