November 1, 2016
By MICKEY POWELL
RIDGEWAY – The first phase of the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre’s development is almost complete.
Grading of Tract 1 at the industrial park is finished, Henry County Deputy Administrator Dale Wagoner said Monday. The tract covers roughly 120 acres along U.S. 220 south of Ridgeway at the North Carolina line. It has access to the Norfolk Southern railroad that runs between it and the highway.
By December, grading of Tract 4 should be finished, Wagoner said, estimating that the project is approximately 90 percent complete. That tract covers about 50 acres near the rear of the park.
Tracts 1 and 4 together are the first phase of Commonwealth Crossing’s development. Tracts 2 and 3 are being reserved for development at a later date.
Earlier this year, officials said they expected that the entire first phase would be finished by the end of October. In grading Tract 4, Wagoner said, contractors had to deal with more rock than they anticipated, and they came up several thousand cubit yards short on fill dirt. More dirt had to be brought to the site, he said.
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