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Trucks may be banned from some of Plaistow's smaller roads
The Highway Safety Committee has looked at a number of measures over the years to help ease the issue of large trucks traveling down some of the smaller roads in town, including meeting with local businesses that have trucks that do business on those roads.
Earlier this week, the Board of Selectmen agreed with a Highway Safety Committee recommendation to hold a public hearing on posting Westville and Pollard roads as no through-trucking areas.
The members of the highway committee chose Westville and Pollard roads as the roads to ban through-trucking based on police data as well as the personal experience of the committee members.
Trucks that do business on the roads, such as oil trucks or delivery trucks, would be allowed on the roads. No trucks over 12,000 pounds would be able to use the roads as a through route to get to Main Street. Violators would face a $50 fine for the first offense and a $100 fine for the second, Savage said.
“Is it the intent to stop 18-wheelers or is it the intent to stop landscapers?” Ranlett asked.
Selectman Michelle Curran said that if Westville and Pollard roads are closed to through-trucking, it will impact other roads in the neighborhood. She also said it is important for the town to properly enforce the no through-trucking ordinance.
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