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Red Hook officials designate truck routes

Sep 02, 2022 12:30 am

William J. Kemble is reporting for the Daily Freeman the Red Hook Town Board has amended local traffic regulations to include a truck route map to keep vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or more off of local roads unless they have a destination on a restricted thoroughfare. During a public hearing on August 29, Town Supervisor Robert McKeon said the regulations were requested by residents who have grown impatient with large trucks taking shortcuts through their neighborhoods between state highways. The new truck routes include the entire lengths of U.S. Route 9, state Route 9G and state Route 199 within the town boundaries; parts of County Road 56, also known as West Kerley Corners Road; as well as portions of County Road 80, also known as Lasher Road. The adopted resolution notes the routes were created to conform with recommendations in the town Centers and Greenspaces Plan. The measure also stated there has been a budget impact from repairs needed to maintain local roads because of the truck traffic. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.