There is a survey needing everyone's attention. This one requires a little more work than most surveys. You are being asked to state your preference for an alternate route to get through truck traffic out of the City of Hudson, and that involves reading and imagining or even going out and driving the routes if you're not familiar with the roadways involved.
MJ Engineering & Land Surveying, the consultants who are doing the truck study, looked at twelve possible routes and narrowed the options down to five. They are now asking for the input of residents on the five options. The descriptions of the five routes can be found at www.research.net/r/HudsonTruckStudy. A survey asking you to state your preferences comes at the end of the document.
On its Facebook page, the group Our Hudson Waterfront came out in favor of Option 12, and after careful consideration, Gossips does, too. Here's what Our Hudson Waterfront had to say:
Of the five options given, we greatly prefer #12, which avoids all residential areas, costs the least, and completely detours big trucks around the city. All the other options impact residential areas and in some cases cost a bundle. In our view Option 6 is a complete no-go, as it has the most residential impacts and will create dangerous crossing at Rte 9 involving a clash of through-trucks and gravel trucks.
If you need something to motivate you to do the work and complete the survey, try this. This past Wednesday, a truck that entered Hudson from the south on Third Street missed the signs indicating that trucks needed to turn right onto Columbia Street. Instead, the errant truck continued on to State Street, where it turned right, then made a right turn into Fifth Street, and finally got back onto Columbia Street. The incident was witnessed and documented by Bill Huston, who reported it to Gossips and provided these pictures.
Huston's comment: "Why the heck are tractor trailers at lengths of up to 53 feet and more in our city? There is obviously no room for them here on our narrow roads in our little city."
Do your part to help get the trucks out of Hudson. Complete the survey: www.research.net/r/HudsonTruckStudy.
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