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Haverhill, Mass., Looks to Limit Truck Traffic

Haverhill, Mass., Looks to Limit Truck Traffic

City councilors are hoping to work with companies to lessen the impact of trucks hauling trash to the city from other communities.

In the City of Haverhill, Mass., city councilors are hoping to work with companies to lessen the impact of trucks hauling trash to the city from other communities. Currently, trucks are using Salem Street to get to Covanta’s plant in Bradford because of road restrictions they are faced with in neighboring communities. But by using that route, the trucks are becoming a noise nuisance to local residents.

Eagle-Tribune has more information:

Having your house shaken early in the morning by the rumblings of passing trash trucks is nothing new for many residents of Salem Street in Bradford.

But city councilors are hoping to work with companies to lessen the impact of trucks hauling trash to Haverhill from other communities, or limit the trucks to state highways with laws similar to those used by other communities.

At a recent City Council meeting, David Van Dam, chief of staff to Mayor James Fiorentini, said trucking companies carrying trash to the Covanta company plant in Bradford use Salem Street because of road restrictions they face in neighboring communities.

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