NY town considers banning trucks from road

| 9/23/2003

The town of Lloyd, NY, is considering banning trucks from a shortcut route used by truckers to connect to state Route 299, and eventually I-87, The Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

Truckers have been using South Chodikee Lake Road to run from New Paltz Road to Route 299. The state highway connects U.S. 9W, which parallels and runs near the Hudson River, and I-87.

The proposal would ban all tractor-trailers except those owned locally or those making local deliveries.

The newspaper said officials in Lloyd and the New York state Department of Transportation are in communication to make sure the ban is legal.

Lloyd lies between the Hudson River and I-87 a short distance northwest of Poughkeepsie, NY. Chodikee Lake Road travels north from New Paltz Road to state Route 299, diverting traffic to the highway sooner. Without the shortcut, getting to Route 299 west requires traveling much longer on New Paltz Road.