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4:15 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Chelsea Takes Preemptive Truck Traffic Action

With the possibility of a mining operation coming to Lyndon Township, officials in Chelsea have taken steps to regulate heavy truck traffic rumbling through town along M-52.

Credit city-chelsea.org

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

The city has created an M-52 corridor that requires mining haulers and other big trucks to apply for a special permit to use the road. 

Chelsea special legal counsel Gerald Fisher says the restrictions also apply to over-sized vehicles carrying things like manufactured homes and wind turbine blades.

"That operation will be subject to application, review and approval by the city," Fisher says.

McCoig Materials has proposed a mining operation in Lyndon Township, and Chelsea officials are worried about the damage trucks going to and from that operation could do to M-52. 

Fisher believes the corridor would stand if challenged in court.