Hayden Town Council to discuss gravel truck route Thursday
January 18, 2012
At a meeting Thursday, the Hayden Town Council will discuss a proposed hauling route that gravel trucks operated by Breeze Basin Resources are expected to use in order to reach U.S. Highway 40.
The trucks currently are routed east from a gravel pit three miles west of Hayden on Routt County Road 65, which becomes Poplar Street in Hayden, and then turn onto U.S. 40.
The proposed route has the trucks pass Hayden Valley Elementary School, which was a concern the Routt County Board of Commissioners discussed before they voted unanimously in August to approve the 9.9-acre gravel pit the trucks will travel from. Hayden Superintendent Mike Luppes said Wednesday that the Hayden School District has worked with the Routt County Planning Commission and Breeze Basin to ensure the trucks will not pass the school during busing hours.
Hayden Mayor Jim Haskins said the council's discussion Thursday night likely will focus on how the town can ensure the gravel trucks travel safely from the intersection of C.R. 65 and Poplar to U.S. 40.
"If the issues and concerns can be mitigated, I don't think the council will have a problem with the route," he said.
The council also will discuss the impact the daily trips potentially will have on the condition of town roads and a bridge.