Truck traffic discussed in Canton
CANTON - Tractor-trailer traffic on a cluster of borough streets was discussed during a joint Canton Borough Street and Police Committee meeting Wednesday night.
According to Canton Police Chief Doug Seeley, the continual traffic is occurring on Fassett, Montague, and Second streets.
These streets are located in close proximity to each other.
He said five different trucking companies, headed for Canton Manufacturing, are causing street and property damage as a result of using the streets, and concern was expressed about this happening.
He said they are taking out stop signs and also going in people's yards because they can't make the corners.
He said Canton Manufacturing is at the east end of Second Street.
Seeley noted that the drivers should be using Brann Street, but their GPS units are telling them to use the three other streets.
Seeley, committee members, and borough administrator Amy Seeley discussed how to address the situation. Mayor John Vineski attended.
The committee members will present their proposal to the whole council, which has the decision-making authority.
Doug Seeley said the committee would propose posting the streets so that no "18-wheeler" truck traffic would be allowed on them.
Fines were discussed.
One committee and council member, Alfonse Ciaccio, asked if the driver or the driver's company would be fined, providing the new measures are implemented.
The police chief said the driver would be fined, and the driver could get a reimbursement from his or her company.
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