More tractor trailers are coming.The more our local officials invite 18 wheelers on our local roads, the more jammed up and congested they will become. This of course leads to savvy truckers looking for every possible shortcut to avoid the congestion. This means trucks on local roads.
Already, enough warehouses are in the pipeline to effectively double the square footage in our immediate surrounding area. (this includes projects in UMT) Just the Jaindl development alone will add an additional 4 million sq. Ft. This will then of course most likely double the amount of tractor trailers on our roads running roughshod on our township streets.
Meanwhile, our elected officials who faciliate warehouse development every chance they can do nothing and with seemingly no regard whatsoever for the impacts. This includes our safety, our quality of life and additional $costs$ to maintain our local roads.
"Castro's rear trailer tires first hit a concrete barrier that was supposed to protect the barn from trucks and then the truck dragged the barrier into the barn wall, police said." - Mcall.com
This recent Mcall article outlines yet another tractor trailer incident in the township on our local roads... this coupled with the recent 2nd appeal filed by appellants fighting the Jaindl subdivision, I thought it's a great time to remind people of one of the many reasons the 'Friends' group supports the appellants legal efforts. This is just one of many reasons. But for many, this one is already having a negative effect on their quality of life in the township.
When it's too late to control this problem....Just dont say we didn't warn you....