Public invited to discuss truck traffic in Vergennes

This truck hauling an oversize load — a 250,000-pound propane tank — from New Mexico to New Hampshire burned out a transmission on Main Street/Route 22A in Vergennes trying to climb the hill after crossing Otter Creek last month.

VERGENNES — The Addison County Transportation Advisory Committee and other officials will be at a public hearing and open house this Tuesday, April 2, in Vergennes to discuss a study on truck traffic through the Little City.
At 6 p.m. at the Vergennes Opera House, consultants from Stantec Inc. will present their study on the impact of truck traffic through the heart of Vergennes. Representatives will be available for questions until 7 p.m., when the hearing will begin.
The Addison County Regional Planning Commission and the Vermont Agency of Transportation have commissioned the study to assess options for reducing the impacts of truck traffic in downtown Vergennes, while also considering impacts on neighboring towns. The draft study was presented to the Addison County Transportation Advisory Committee on March 20.
The purpose of the study was to provide recommendations that “enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in downtown Vergennes by reducing the noise, vibration, fume and dust impacts of truck traffic.”

Share this story:

More News
Homepage Featured News

Career Center students learn in the field

Around two dozen Patricia Hannaford Career Center students have temporarily swapped their … (read more)


Free summer food options in decline

Changes in demographics, recent bumps in household income, low staffing and other factors … (read more)

Education News

Brandon’s Boynton to lead Bristol Elementary

Aaron Boynton will take the reins at BES in July. The Brandon resident currently serves as … (read more)

Share this story: