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.
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?
13-3 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.
13-5 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?
13-13 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?
22-2 Under the water plan, is it correct that Water Filter Bed media turnover introduces 2 new truck trailers on the roadway per month? That equals 4 trips to and from the site per month. Please explain.
22-7 Under the water plan, is it correct that you have assumed an oil run event duration for 3 days? What if there is an extended run of this power plant for more than 3 days while running on oil? Do you agree that this would increase the number of truck trips to and from the site during a week's time or longer? Please explain.
22-8 Under the water plan, is it correct that the worst case scenario you present is that oil tank depletion (2 MG) will equal 19 trucks per day to replenish, or 38 trips to and from the site? Is this a guarantee? Please explain.
22-9 Under the water plan, is it correct that the average truck rate after an oil operation event will be 22 trucks per day new traffic or 44 trips to and from the site? Could this be exceeded? Please explain.
22-10 Under the water plan, is it correct that the traffic engineer assumes each truck carries 8,000 gallons per truck but the water host agreement indicates a truck is 7,200 gallons per truck? Do you agree that a recalculation of the traffic engineer's figures are needed, which will increase the truck figures identified above in items 1 through 9? Please explain and provide the recalculation.
22-11 Under the water plan, do you agree that Table 2 of McMahon's traffic report is now underestimated due to estimated tanker truck size, and assumes only a 3-day operation event running on oil, so it technically is not the "worst case scenario"? Please explain.
22-40 The Trip Generation in the original report (May 2016) does not specifically reference an oil-fired event. Please explain in detail the assertion that the generated traffic from such an event has been reduced.
22-41 Is there a plan for monitoring and/or enforcing the voluntary extension of the oil-firing replenishment duration? Are the specifics of this duration extension documented somewhere? Wouldn't this be inefficient and costly for the operators? Please explain.
22-49 CREC's traffic Consultant McMahon Transportation. Engineers and Planners has analyzed the intersection of Pascoag Main and South Main Street Intersection's Level of Service (LOS) and reported that it degrades to "E" during construction for "short periods." Please have the consultant re-evaluate this intersection for the water refill truck traffic both during construction and post-construction and during water and oil refilling operations and provide a copy.
22-50 Please have the CREC Traffic Consultant review and analyze tanker truck movements through the Pascoag Main/South Main Street and the Route 100 (Church Street) and High Street intersection because these movements require water tanker trucks to cross the centerline in order to make the turns and provide a copy. Please explain whether this movement will likely affect the LOS.