in Dalton, MA, have endorsed a decision by the state’s highway department
to ban heavy commercial truck traffic from three streets in the
community, The Berkshire Eagle reported Jan. 21.
covered by the decision – High Street, John Street and Orchard Road
– were being used by trucks to get access to a gravel plant and
as shortcuts between state highways in the area.
asked city officials to enact the ban because of noise concerns
and because one of the roads, which is popular with pedestrians,
has no sidewalks.