By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Residents of Harp Road, Partridge Trail, Greenhill Drive or Kieffer Funk Road could have a four-lane bypass of the northern end of Robinwood Drive run by their homes under plans being considered by the Washington County Commissioners.
The commissioners reviewed five options for the bypass Tuesday and said they'll take them to a public hearing.
About 50 people attended the meeting, hoping to persuade the commissioners to ditch the project or change the alignment.
County Commissioner James R. Wade said the commissioners aren't trying to ruin a neighborhood but must plan for the future.
"No matter where we put a road, people are going to be upset," he said.
The option preferred by county engineers travels 1,300 feet west of Robinwood Drive between Greenhill Drive and Partridge Trail and costs $3.67 million. It would pass through back yards of a half dozen homeowners and Covenant Presbyterian Church before intersecting with Jefferson Boulevard. Two homes would be bought.