Avon Mountain truck runaway ramp completed

| 7/16/2008

On Avon Mountain in Connecticut, heavy trucks were allowed back on Route 44 this week now that a state-of-the-art runaway truck ramp has been completed.

Four people were killed and 19 injured on July 29, 2005, when a runaway dump truck headed down Route 44 and crashed into vehicles that were stopped for a red light at the intersection with Route 10.

The Republican American newspaper reported the $2.8 million runaway ramp features nets made out of steel cables and a heating system to keep the ramp’s road surface de-iced.

Heavy trucks were prohibited from using the route for the past month while the ramp was being finished.