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.
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.
proposal would ban all tractor-trailers except those owned locally
or those making local deliveries.
newspaper said officials in Lloyd and the New York state Department
of Transportation are in communication to make sure the ban is legal.
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.