Proposed road in far south Abilene stirs conversation

POSTED: 10:43 PM Mar 04 2013   UPDATED: 8:43 AM Mar 05 2013
ABILENE, Texas -

A proposal to build a new road on the far south side of Abilene has drawn the concern of at least one couple.

Will and Raney Edmiston appeared at Monday’s Abilene Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to express dismay about a proposed thoroughfare south of Beltway connecting Antilley to Iberis Road.

The proposed new road would exist mere feet from this home.

"The community support has been significant," said Raney Edmiston. "Many letters have been written on behalf of our small community and our family individually. Many people are against this development."

The Abilene City Council is expected to vote on the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendations regarding the thoroughfare at the next meeting on March 14.

The current proposal to widen Old Forest Hill Road from a three-lane road to a five-lane road remains in the city’s Master Thoroughfare Plan.