Noisy trucks back up out of roads

2015-06-16 06:01
Grain-delivery trucks will soon be rerouted from Lower Main and Lower Scott roads in Observatory, to the delight of residents.

Grain-delivery trucks will soon be rerouted from Lower Main and Lower Scott roads in Observatory, to the delight of residents.

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Residents in Observatory are looking forward to months of peace of mind when a project will take all the big delivery trucks off Lower Main and Lower Scott roads.

For years residents had to deal with the noise that came with the trucks, until they couldn’t take it anymore. The Premier Milling trucks also blocked the road and damaged the pavement.

For three years the Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) tried to find a solution and now, sooner rather than later, something will be done.

Brian Amery, OBSID chief operating officer, says this is a step in the right direction.

“We have been trying to come up with solutions on how to help and maintain the beauty and the peace of the area. We are delighted that a solution has been found. They will use an alternative route and at least the noise won’t be heard and it will be a much bigger road,” he says.

At a meeting last week, Brett Herron, councillor for ward 57, provided an update on the project to get the heavy grain-delivery trucks out of Observatory, particularly off Lower Scott Road.

Premier Mills has installed a new weighbridge which leads directly onto Malta Road. The plan is to use this entry for all trucks entering and leaving the site.

Trucks leaving the site will start to use that exit in the very near future, thus halving the heavy traffic through Observatory. Some building modifications are necessary before trucks can enter over the new weighbridge but Premier hopes to complete these changes by September

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