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Fairgrounds Road construction to continue

Fair, county and city officials made a huge step toward finishing the construction of Fairgrounds Road.

Construction of the controversial roadway could resume as early as this week.

The skeleton of the connector road between Al Anderson Avenue and Langley Road has been sitting unfinished for month while the city and county tried to work out design and drainage issues.

The fair board had complained to the county, the owner of the fairgrounds, that construction of the road was deviating from the original plans that won approval from city and county officials.

Langley Planning Director Larry Cort said Monday the city had a "very productive" meeting with county and fair officials on Friday and resolved most major issue that held up construction.

He also said that the city hopes the contractor could restart work this week.

The new city street has drawn intense opposition in the past from organizers of the county fair, who fought the project over safety issues and other concerns.

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