Cities Worried About Proposed Quarry's Impacts

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, January 5, 2009

City officials in nearby Folsom and Rancho Cordova say the constant stream of trucks in and out of a quarry would impact residents. 

Cyrus Abhar is the director of Rancho Cordova’s Public Works Department.

“Clearly it’s a quality of life issue and something that’s very alarming to us when we read the application and the environmental documents is really the duration of the operation. The time that they’re requesting is in two cases is 100 years.” 

Several construction companies want to start mining for rocks on hundreds of rural acres around Jackson Highway and Bradshaw Road. They say regional construction projects need a local source for aggregate.
The quarry is being proposed by three companies: Teichert, Granite and DeSilva Gates. Sacramento County Planning Commission is expected to take up the issue later this year.