Jordan is growing so rapid that the total number of sims in the region (which is basically the main town and the farm area next to it) has already gone over 13.000 sims since the last update, when it was still 5.000. The town has expanded heavily to the west and is now hugging the farms, sometimes already overtaking them. Needless to say, the small mountain road leading to Mount Jordan was really taking a beating. It simply couldn't handle all the cars anymore. Time for a few upgrades.
The small road to Mount Jordan and it's industry.
The road has been expanded and the speed limit has gone up. Room for more cars!
I'm sure the shops there won't mind the extra traffic.
Another development in the town of Jordan is the removal of the freight station. After having done it's job in supplying materials for the construction of the power plant, it kind of lost it's function when Mount Jordan got it's own train connection. The last few factories at the town are slowly preparing to move to the industrial park, leaving no more use for the freight station.
Former freight station, now a pizza place and a grocery store.
Meanwhile the farms could use a freight station nearby to ship off their goods. So in the end, the station was simply moved and no-one had to lose their jobs.
The farms are happy with the new freight station!