Comment 99165

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted March 26, 2014 at 11:11:58 in reply to Comment 99163

While there must always be some truck traffic in the city, if you commute across town you will see usual suspects that using this route to go from Longwood/Aberdeen to Burlington Street. For these trucks, the 403/QEW or the Linc/Red Hill absolutely provides the route they need. Particularly relevant are trucks carrying steel from the Aberdeen railyard transloading facility (disclosure: I used to work from them) to the industrial lands.

Besides livability, there's cost to consider: these are trucks laden up to the legal limit. They're heavy. How much are they costing the City in extra road maintenance? The rail crossings on Victoria, Wellington, and Burlington Street are basically destroyed within days of their repair (I'm not exaggerating, I work at HGH and the city re-built the Victorial/Wellington CN rail crossings in the last few years - the smooth ride was lost within a week).

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