Wednesday, August 23rd

Nearly ten residents of the town of Millston attended the Jackson County Highway Department committee meeting Tuesday in an effort to change the route the Meteor Timber sand mine will use to truck sand to their rail loadout facility.

Currently, Meteor Timber is proposing trucking sand south on Fish Creek Road and then west on Hwy. 0. They would then turn left on Hwy. 12 to get to their rail loadout facility.

“The problem with Hwy. O is that it is a road with many homes, commercial businesses, a very narrow underpass under Hwy. 94 and as many as 280 and above ATV and snowmobilers going underneath the freeway on a single day,” town of Millston chairman Dan Smrekar said. “We all have the legal and moral obligation to make sure we mitigate and stop any unsafe conditions that we may see.