Monday, July 11, 2011

On the "Road"

There have been unsubstantiated reports that gravel trucks have started using the old rail bed through South Bay to access the dock, but now there is evidence. While on another mission this morning at 8:30, Gossips spotted a gravel truck heading south on Third Street and decided to follow it. These pictures, taken through the windshield and passenger window of the Gossipsmobile, show the truck making the turn off Route 9G and starting its journey along the "causeway."

While stopped at the side of a road just beyond the "causeway" entrance, waiting to execute a turn and head back north, I spotted another gravel truck in the rearview mirror and managed, when positioned on the other side of 9G, to get this shot of the second truck making its dusty way along the path to the river. 


  1. Yes indeed, I just came back from a walk to the park with my two kids. As we passed the railroad tracks three huge tractor trailers appeared from the gravel road out of the wetland, as they passed the Basilica a huge cloud of gravel road dust and fumes wafted over the Basilica building, enveloping it in a cloud of dust. We headed down to the park as fast as we could to escape it, but had to cut our morning park walk short when we were hit with another could of diesel fumes from the tugboat and front end loader.

  2. This is outrageous. Holcim and O & G is really thumbing their nose at the City, running roughshod over permits, zoning, pending LWRP, etc. ''
    It never was a 'road'. City officials, DEC etc. wake up and stop it now!

  3. By the way, Carole, very good i-reporting. Thank you.

  4. Where are our city officials on this issue? O & G has not gone through site plan review, and they don't have permits from DOT to make turns off 9G. This is a clear violation of the law.