City gets OK for fairgrounds road

LANGLEY - The long-running battle for a strip of the county fairgrounds property appears to be over.

Island County commissioners and the Island County Fair Association have agreed to grant the city of Langley an easement so a city street can be built across the county fairgrounds, city officials announced at the Langley City Council meeting Wednesday night.

The city has been seeking an easement across the fairgrounds so a new street called Fairgrounds Road can be built to lessen traffic troubles from the Highlands, the biggest housing project in city history.

Fair officials opposed the new road, however, and Langley eventually filed a condemnation suit in Island County Superior Court to get the easement.

At the council meeting tonight, Langley officials released a statement that said all three parties to the lawsuit – the city, the county and the fair association – had agreed to end the court fight.

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