HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Harrisonburg City Council met on Tuesday to begin the first step in the resolution process to use condemnation proceedings to get the remaining land they need for the Reservoir Street Improvement Project.
Chris Brown, the city attorney for Harrisonburg, said this change would help accommodate the growing traffic in the area, especially going to and from the hospital.
The plans would even include a biking and pedestrian lane.
Brown said, they are still waiting to hear from 15 more landowners.
About five people did sell their land after the last meeting.
Brown said, once the council announces a resolution Tuesday night, a certificate of take will be filed with the court which will allow utility work to begin in the next few weeks.
Shaun Shirk lives on Reservoir and is one of the people who will be affected by this change.
He said this will be a good way to keep traffic moving, especially in an emergency.
"Ambulance will come through and, like I said, people will just stop on both sides of the road to where the ambulance really can't get through and it slows them down," said Shirk.
Brown said, even after the meeting, they will continue to negotiate with landowners to reach a negotiation.
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