I39/90 corridor quarry proposal causes concern among residents

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TOWN OF ALBION, Wis. (WMTV) --- After a quarry is proposed for the I39/90 corridor project, residents have mixed feelings.

The Town of Albion held a public input meeting to discuss their concerns.

Residents' main concern is the environmental impact, while Hoffman Construction Co. says some misinformation has gotten around. That was the point of the meeting Tuesday, to get those questions answered.

The quarry itself would be located just off of I39, north of route 59.

Residents in the Maple Beach area of Lake Koshkonong say that is the only way in and out for them, so the construction traffic is a concern, but they're also concerned about their water.

"My concern is that they're not going to run through the proper steps for the environmental studies that are need be for this project," Tom Nolfi, a concerned resident, says. To clean concrete, you need copious amounts of water. We only have so many people in this aquifer, so we're just wondering, is there going to be some sort of restrictions?"

Flyers were sent out to residents saying they'd have to boil their water before using it, something the president of Hoffman Construction says, is simply not true.

"I was perplexed and confused by some anonymous mailings that were distributed to township residents," Jim Hoffman, Hoffman Construction Co. president, says. "We're here tonight to answer the questions."

He says he hopes he can clear the air on any confusion.

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