MWDN: Westborough Planning Board to draft permit for CSX station plan

The Westborough Planning Board this week decided to approve a site preparation plan for the proposed CSX chemical transfer station just over the border from Southborough.

As part of their site preparation CSX is expected to bring in 10,000 square feet of earth to the station and to move 2,000 square feet within the 22-acre site. Some in Southborough have worried about truck traffic to and from the site, but CSX officials said the impact will be minimal.

To deal with residents’ concerns about traffic, Daniel Feeney, an engineer with Beals and Thomas in Southborough working for CSX, said 10 trucks per hour will enter and exit the site during earth-moving. Trucks will use the roads from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feeney said, and no trucks will enter or leave the site toward the Southborough side of Flanders Road.

Before CSX can start bringing earth, selectmen must approve the site plan. CSX will meet with selectmen on Sept. 13 for the next step in the site plan review.

You can read more in this article by the Metrowest Daily News.

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Tessa Stephens
10 years ago

That’s a MINIMUM of 90 trucks per day.

Don
10 years ago
Reply to  Tessa Stephens

Hello,
I suggest you speak with Chief Moran directly on this issue. Perhaps she could arrange for the patrol officers to check the weight, cover, etc of these trucks to ensure they comply with the truck rules. I have seen State Police Troopers checking on commercial trucks and I assume this can also be done by local police.

I presume these trucks have the right to use these roads, but if Southborough made it known it would ensure very strict compliance with the rules for trucks hauling fill, perhaps this would help reduce the dirt spilling from the trucks and speeding.

I understand your frustration and I would feel the same way if I lived in the neighborhood.

Al Hamilton
10 years ago

I assume that they meant 10,000 cubic yards of earth. A dump truck holds about 30 cubic yards so that is roughly 330 truck loads. At 90 truckloads per day that is about a weeks worth of disruption. Yes, it is a pain in the butt but in the big scheme of things not that bid a deal.

Tessa Stephens
10 years ago
Reply to  Al Hamilton

I’m afraid it is a big deal Al if you live on or close to Southville Road.

Al Hamilton
10 years ago
Reply to  Tessa Stephens

Tessa

I am not trying to underestimate this but I lived in a neighborhood that had dump trucks running back and forth for a year bringing in far more fill on a much smaller road. Yes, it is a nuisance but that is all.

SouthboroDave
10 years ago

We just paved Southville Road! Those drivers better stick to their routes and avoid entering the site from the Southborough side!

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