Residents of Garden Ridge — a town of about 4,000 just across the Comal County line from Bexar County — say they are concerned the plant would lead to increased dust and traffic, as well as the proposed site’s proximity to homes, a church and a preschool. Batch plants combine raw materials to make ready-mix concrete.

David Earl, an attorney for Guadalupe Ready Mix, said the proposed site for the plant is a good spot because of its proximity to the quarry. He said trucks from the quarry will only have to drive across the street rather than further down the road, which will lessen traffic.

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