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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 2, 2017

Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645
lernerj@co.rockland.ny.us 

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Rockland County Truck Route Implemented

NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day joined residents of Doscher Avenue in West Nyack to mark the implementation of the Rockland County Truck Route.

The truck route will allow the county to restrict heavy trucks to roadways able to handle that traffic. It will also enable the county to post warnings  on roads that are not part of the truck route and do not allow trucks.

"This has been a decade-long process," County Executive Day said as he stood with neighbors near a No-Truck sign posted on Doscher Avenue. "We are putting up the first sign right here in recognition of the work that you, the people who live here, have done to draw attention to this issue."

The County completed a Truck Route Study in 2007 and has been working since then with the state and the town of Clarkstown.

Final approval was just received from the state Department of Transportation to implement the Rockland County Truck Route.

"We are happy to implement the DOT-approved truck route in Clarkstown, which should be an improvement for the neighborhood," said Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann.

Day also thanked Rockland County Highway Superintendent Charles "Skip" Vezzetti, who has been working for years to designate a Truck Route within the County.

Vezzetti and his staff have started installing signs indicating which roads are designated for truck traffic and which roads ban such traffic unless making a local delivery.

The route will be fully marked by the spring.

Doscher Avenue residents joined Day and held signs that read "Thank you" and "Big Step in the Right Direction."

"We heard you and we took action – that's the way that government works," Day told the neighbors.

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