Residents along Route 136 push big-rig ban to state

Darien and Rowayton residents along with elected officials, went before the state Traffic Commission Tuesday to present their case about banning trucks from Route 136. Residents in both communities claim

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2006, 11:44 PM

Updated 6,389 days ago

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Residents along Route 136 push big-rig ban to state
Darien and Rowayton residents along with elected officials, went before the state Traffic Commission Tuesday to present their case about banning trucks from Route 136.
Residents in both communities claim too many trucks use Route 136 as an alternate means to get to businesses in South Norwalk. According to the Darien police chief, the mainly residential, two-lane road is not meant for truck traffic. Those in favor of banning trucks on Route 136 say trucks should use Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Norwalk to access I-95.
At the end of the presentation, the Traffic Commission decided it needs more time to consider making Route 136 a no thru truck zone. The Department of Transportation has recommended trucks not be banned from the road. However, the Traffic Commission does have the final say and could have a decision by January.


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