At the informal Common Council meeting on Monday night, Linda Mussmann, as is her wont, brought up the truck route, which runs past her arts organization, Time & Space Limited. She told the Council that she'd noticed that the truck route was closed on Saturday for the Flag Day parade. She wanted to know how that happened and wondered if the truck route couldn't be closed every weekend.
Alderman Cappy Pierro (Fifth Ward), who as an Elk and former mayor's aide has knowledge of such things, explained that the Department of Transportation puts the signs out, and that Rob Perry, superintendent of Public Works, makes the request to DOT. The truck route is closed "on a temporary basis" for a period of six hours.
Mussmann indicated that she thought a six-hour respite from the trucks every weekend sounded pretty good. Council president Don Moore seemed intrigued by the idea, too, and reminded those present that Hudson Development Corporation has applied for a grant to study truck activity in Hudson.
Gossips Note: Getting ready to write this post, I went over to Fourth and Columbia streets to get some pictures of trucks on the truck route. At about 10:30 this morning, it took a surprisingly long time to get the three truck pictures that accompany this post. Conspicuous by their absence this morning were the ubiquitous gravel trucks, and a trip down to the river confirmed my suspicion. There was no barge at the Holcim dock waiting to be filled.
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