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Hearing set for proposed road vacation


January 9, 2020

County commissioners Monday approved a public notice for a proposed vacation of County Road 8480, a piece of right-of-way ground of the former Inland Empire Highway.

The strip of land, described as a hundred feet wide by several hundred feet long, is at the corner of Highway 195 and Old Wawawai Road by Hinrichs Trading Company.

“Part of an old state highway system that no longer exists,” said Mark Storey, Public Works director.

The matter came up by petition from adjacent landowners, who found out from a surveyor that an old right-of-way claim existed on the land.

Last August, the lan...

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