A federal judge has granted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Pasco County’s motion for summary judgment in a case involving the legality of the extension of Ridge Road, from Moon Lake Road in New Port Richey to U.S. 41 in Land O’ Lakes.
Pasco County Attorney Jeffrey Steinsnyder announced that finding during the Pasco County Commission’s Jan. 24 meeting.
Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywel issued the positive order on Jan. 20, Steinsnyder said.
The case involves a “permit challenge that was filed by Sierra Club when we issued our notice to proceed to our contractor to construct Ridge Road about two years ago,” Steinsnyder said.
“There is still the potential for an appeal but Judge Honeywel’s order is well-written and it should be difficult for them to challenge,” the county attorney said.
Published February 08, 2023