By A.J. Hazarabedian

The Board of Supervisors in Tulare County met Tuesday to decide whether or not to use eminent domain to acquire property for a street widening project in the town of Goshen.

There were 11 parcels on the agenda and all resolutions of necessity were adopted.  This means the county will be moving forward with acquiring the properties by eminent domain.

The Visalia-Times Delta has been following this story and yesterday had an article, “Tulare County to claim Goshen land for road project,” outlining the project as well as the outcome of Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

The project will “widen Betty Drive and Riggin Avenue, or Avenue 312, from two to four lanes,” and will, “extend Riggin to Road 80 in Visalia and build a bridge on Betty over railroad tracks between Camp and Effie drives.”

The county is said to be using eminent domain in order to get the project moving forward.