Hudson officials bring back truck route study
Oct 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Aliya Schneider is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media a study for the development of a truck route to make the city of Hudson safer for vehicular traffic and cleaner for pedestrians, homeowners and businesses has been resurrected after languishing for nearly 20 years, city officials said October 9. MJ Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C., of Clifton Park will conduct a study of the origins and destinations of the truck route using state funding secured by Assemblymember Didi Barrett through the state Department of Transportation. That first phase of the study will cost $48,000. Aide to Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, Michael Chameides, said the study will collect data and propose alternative truck routes. The city will then work with surrounding towns, Columbia County, New York state and "a variety of stakeholders to build consensus for modification and improvement to the...route.” Public Works Commissioner Peter Bujanow said the truck route has been an issue for those living in the city for a long time, adding he grew up near the route. Residents have complained about the rumbling sound of large trucks in residential areas for a lengthy period, he said. “What we know so far, preliminarily, most, not all, most, of the large tractor-trailers coming through the city of Hudson do not stop in Hudson,” Bujanow said. “They’re traveling through the city rather than delivering in the city.” The commissioner noted the city's infrastructure has aged and the heavy trucks are taking a considerable toll beneath the streets. The entire study is expected to take six months. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.