NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- The New Albany planning commission has voted 6-4 against building a road through a planned Little League park.


The measure will now head to the city council for approval.

The decision was made a crowded meeting in New Albany Monday night over proposed road connector that would go through the planned Little League Park. 

A lot of the opposition to the plan came from New Albany Little League Baseball.

The league is moving to Highland Oaks to get away from the kind of traffic typical of Mt. Tabor Road, but league officials say the connector road would put little sluggers right back in harm's way.

Mark Boone is a little league parent and president of the New Albany Little League Board of Directors and he has had to lead his players by example when it comes to the fear of striking out.

"In our minds, we are taking our kids from one bad situation and putting them in a worse situation," Boone said of the proposed road. 

Parents and residents have even taken to putting signs out in their yards against the proposed road. 

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