(Hillsboro, Crystal City) Last week, the announcement was made that James Hardie manufacturing will be building a plant in Crystal City on the airport property. There is going to be quite a bit of prep work that needs to be done prior to the plant opening. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon says improving the roadway is a top priority.
Gannon says the funding for the road improvements will be coming from ARPA monies and some help from the state. But there will also be funding earmarked for water improvements as well.
The Jefferson County Council approved the funding for the project on Monday night. Gannon says the seven million dollars for the water and street improvements will likely be matched with grant funding from the state. James Hardie plans to begin excavating the site and breaking ground on the facility in April of 2023.