By A.J. Hazarabedian

The City of Ontario has given its approval to acquire any adjacent property in the future for the North Milliken Avenue Grade Separation Project.

Currently, construction plans are being finalized and they are hoping for construction to begin by spring.  With this, the City does not want any property acquisitions to get in the way of their timeline.

The Daily Bulletin reports in, Ontario eyes land for grade separation project,” that the City has purchased several properties near the railroad tracks and anywhere from ten to twenty feet from many property owners for the project.

City Manager, Greg Devereaux, said in the articel that only one property owner remains, disputing the monetary amount offered for his property.  Mr. Devereaux also said, “he is confident that the City and owners will reach an agreement before resorting to seizing the property through eminent domain.”