Truck Route Survey #2 Results
As part of the City of Hudson Truck Route Traffic Feasibility Study, an online survey for the Hudson Truck Study was developed to gather public input about proposed truck route alternatives through the City of Hudson. The survey began with an overview of the project and an explanation of the purpose of the survey. Then, the survey presented an overview of proposed truck route alternatives being considered, including a map to illustrate each proposed alternative and a list of pros and cons of each alternative. Following the proposed alternative descriptions, a series of questions were asked to gather input to help identify a preferred alternative. In total, 276 people shared their views of the proposed alternate truck routes.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Hudson is working with MJ Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. (MJ) to perform a destination and origin study for trucks traveling through Hudson. New York State truck drivers support their families and supply Hudson and surrounding communities with crucial goods; however, the route they traverse was designed for a previous era. The study collects data and proposes improved routes that ensure the safety of the community, truck drivers, and businesses alike.
“While we are thankful for hardworking truck drivers who support businesses by bringing supplies into and out of our communities,” says Mayor Kamal Johnson. “This study will help create a new solution that puts trucks where they can operate most effectively and safely: on routes that do not traverse dense residential neighborhoods."Based on traffic data collection, public comment, and roadway characteristics, MJ has identified 12 alternate routes along with the benefits, disadvantages, and planning needs of each proposed route change. Out of those 12 possible routes, MJ has further identified 5 select routes to be the most viable and consistent with the project objectives and goals of ensuring the safety of the community, truck drivers, and businesses alike. This proposal will be further refined based on survey results and input at the April 27 public meeting.