by Jordan Green

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Contractor to probe environmental issues with roadway project near White Street Landfill

ECS Carolinas is expected to begin an evaluation of subsurface conditions for the future Cone Boulevard Extension-Nealtown Connector in mid-July, City Engineer Ted Partrick wrote in a May 31 memo to Greensboro interim City Manager Denise T. Roth that the road project includes construction of a bridge over North Buffalo Creek, which involves excavation of an old, unused landfill east of the licensed White Street Landfill. Partrick said that no obvious environmental problems with landfill materials were identified when subsurface investigations were performed in 2005, but the city engineering department has requested additional testing to verify that there are no concealed environmental issues before letting a contract.