Town Of Goshen Halts Legoland Construction
Legoland construction has been temporarily stopped for pollution.
The Times Herald-Record reports that the Town of Goshen Building Inspector, Neal Halloran, has halted the construction of the new Legoland theme park. The shutdown comes as builders fight to stop polluting local waterways. The construction will remain paused until the drainage issues are solved.
According to the Times Herald-Record, construction at Legoland has previously been stopped, and Legoland has willingly stopped construction, during heavy rainfall. Construction was stopped near Exit 125 on Route 17. There was heavy rainfall that led to puddling and runoff issues of construction mud.
The runoff has caused at least 28 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) citations for local waterway pollution with construction mud. There have also been several Town of Goshen citations. The citations have occurred since May 2018, according to the Times Herald-Record.
Construction is set to resume pending there's no more heavy rain, and that Legoland's constriction team provides a remediation plan that is deemed adequate, according to the Times Herald-Record.