Council members on April 19 approved final plats, or road layouts, for two roads being extended in two of New Albany's business parks.

Council members on April 19 approved final plats, or road layouts, for two roads being extended in two of New Albany's business parks.

Both projects were requested by the city of New Albany.

Smith's Mill Road is being extended east of Beech Road, north of Innovation Campus Court, where the Accel Inc. facility is being built. It will turn west to return to Beech Road in a loop that runs north around Innovation Campus Court.

The road will service new businesses moving to business park east, also known as the personal care and beauty campus. These businesses include recent addition Vee Pak, which produces packages and labels personal-care products. Vee Pak plans to build a $12 million, 105,000-square-foot production facility that will create 120 new jobs with an estimated annual payroll of $3,806,400, according to previous information from New Albany officials.

Additional right of way along Beech Road was approved with the final plat for the Smith's Mill Road extension.

The other approved plat is the extension of Souder Road East, which will reach 700 feet north of the existing road, which is 1,300 feet north of New Albany Road East.

The road will be built in two phases, said village administrator Joseph Stefanov. The initial phase would extend it 400 feet north of the existing road's end. It would end in the shape of a "T," with a temporary easement from the surrounding property owners for a turn-around that could be used by emergency vehicles and village crews removing snow, said New Albany planner Michelle Murphy. She said construction is anticipated to begin later this year.

The second phase will extend the 300 feet farther when land along the road owned by the New Albany Co. is sold for future development, Murphy said.

Additional right of way for utilities was included in the Souder Road East extension plat, as well.

Both plats were recommended for approval by the New Albany Planning Commission.