Traffic

1-13     Please provide details regarding the expected noise to be generated by traffic (truck and other vehicles) during construction and routine operations.

1-15     Please provide any study or other information in Invenergy’s possession regarding traffic issues that may arise during and after construction, including identifying the access road that will be used during and after construction, the location and details of the proposed road(s), and the impact of traffic on the neighborhood during and after construction.

4-3       How many trucks will be traveling Town roads during construction of this project?

5-5       Please provide a complete traffic study, including all traffic impacts, potential truck routes, and restrictions.

6-1      With the increase in traffic through densely settled areas, what is the increased risk statistically of accidents and risk of a hazmat spill? 

6-2      What is the emergency response plan should a large tanker truck or other tractor trailer be involved in an accident and lose their cargo? 

6-3      Has any consideration been given to improving Jackson School House Road or Buck Hill Road and to use one as a bypass of the villages of Chepachet and Pascoag?

6-4      If Route 44 and 100 are the primary trucking routes for construction, what are the contingencies for compensation should homes be damaged by the impact of the truck traffic? 

6-5 Is there a plan to repair roads damaged by traffic from construction?

6-6 Where is the proposed laydown area?  Has this location and its potential impact been included in the traffic studies?

13-1     Page 3:  By what criteria were only the driveway and two unsignalized intersections identified for the study?  Were no other intersections along the Route 100/Route 44 corridor affected by a 400 vph site traffic increase?

13-2     Page 5:  Is Main Street really 62 feet wide?

13-3     Page 7:  The statement that the weekday afternoon peak hour of adjacent streets occurred between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (3rd paragraph) does not appear to be supported in the appendices.  Please explain.

13-4     Page 8:  How was the period (3:15 – 4:15) in the heading of the far right column determined?  See 13-3 above.

13-5     Page 11:  Route 100 / Route 44 roundabout:  While no detours are anticipated, couldn’t other traffic control strategies such as temporary lane blockage or temporary alternating traffic flow introduce traffic disruption and delays?

13-6     Page 25:  3rd paragraph – Please clarify the PM Peak Hour (See 13-4 above).

13-7     Page 28:  2021 Construction Build, Pascoag Main / South Main – Please define the “short duration” of the degraded turning movement operation.

13-8     Page 28:  2021 Construction Build, Pascoag Main / South Main – How much of a decline in level of service would have been experienced had it NOT been conservative?

13-9     Page 29:  2021 Construction Build, Pascoag Main / Church – Please define the “short duration” of the degraded turning movement operation.

13-10   Page 29:  2021 Construction Build, Pascoag Main / Church - How much of a decline in level of service would have been experienced had it NOT been conservative?

13-11   Page 30:  Table 6 – Is there sufficient Intersection sight distance in both directions?  The table and text are unclear on this.

13-12   Page 30:  The last paragraph refers to adequate sight distance for heavy vehicle access, but the bottom of Page 29 states the design vehicle is a single unit truck.  Are these the same vehicles?

13-13   The Traffic Impact Study notes Invenergy’s commitment to an appropriate level of restoration for roadway sections degraded by the construction-related traffic.  Is Invenergy prepared to sign an agreement evidencing this commitment?  If so, will Invenergy prepare such a proposed agreement and forward it to the Town’s attorneys?

15-3     Do you have any specific traffic information available for accidents involving trucks, as opposed to automobiles, and what is your projection regarding the probability of increased truck accidents with the proposed facility?