The Lafayette County Planning Commission
"kicked" the approval of a road connecting The Links
development on Highway 6 West to Thacker Road up to the Lafayette
County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting.
According to County Planner Chuck Wrenn,
the decision on the connecting road was not under the jurisdiction
of the commission since the road would not initially be connected
to any existing subdivision.
The proposed road would be used as a construction
entrance and exit, and also serve as a future access to any
Commissioners also raised concerns over
another road linking to Thacker Road because of traffic congestion.
"Basically, if we approve this road
we approve the dumping of more traffic on Thacker Road which
is already in bad shape," commissioner T.J. Ray said.
In April, commissioners asked the board
of supervisors to place a moratorium on any further connections
for developments to Thacker Road. Supervisors have yet to take
any action on the recommendation.
Commissioners will once again add their
concerns over Thacker Road in a letter to the board of supervisors.
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