New Lenox sees progress on Nelson Road extension
By Erin Gallagher Correspondent December 19, 2012 4:36PM
Updated: December 19, 2012 8:06PM
New Lenox has made progress on the Nelson Road extension, village administrator Kurt Carroll told the New Lenox Village Board this week.
The village had trouble working with BP to create a site plan around the existing pipeline that runs nearly parallel to where the road would be.
“It was difficult getting their attention,” he said. “We were not No. 1 on their list.”
The village plans to extend Nelson between Haven and Illinois Highway. Crossing the pipeline at a 90-degree angle is ideal, but that wouldn’t happen with the way the road is designed.
“We are trying to do a design to get it away from the pipeline as quickly as possible,” Carroll said.
Now the village has received permission to take necessary soil samples in order to complete an environmental study as part of the site plan. Carroll anticipates having the study done within the next few months.