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Hudson Planning Board approves new road for trucks

Dec 15, 2023 12:59 pm

Jammel Cutler reports in Columbia-Greene Media the Hudson City Planning Board voted this week 5-to-1 for conditional approval of A. Colarusso & Son’s application for a conditional use permit to build a paved, two-lane road through South Bay. That was a victory for the company, and for advocates of safe roads, as it takes many trucks over Hudson's city streets, but a loss for environmentalists who did not want a road built through the wetlands. Hudson 4th Ward Supervisor Linda Mussmann said, “Many of the trucks pass by the neighborhoods of the elderly and low-income folks on the north side of the city, and they’ve paid a high price.... That’s one issue that the most important. The other issue is that the infrastructure takes a beating from the trucks. It’s a long time coming and we’re happy about the outcome.” The story does not quote anyone who was opposed to the haul road. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.