QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AREA SURROUNDING THE NEW QUARRY
Hwy 115 is already at capacity. It can’t handle more truck traffic. You are making it more dangerous.
Current CDOT data indicate traffic on the highway is below its rated capacity. We have studied safety on highway 115, including the history of accidents and types of accidents on the proposed truck route. We believe that the improvements we will make to the highway, including acceleration and deceleration lanes and grading to improve sightlines from the south, will make the highway safer for all traffic.
Hwy 115 is already busy, and trucks entering the road need a lot of space to accelerate to speed. What are you doing to make that safe?
We will build acceleration and deceleration lanes to make it safe for our trucks to enter and exit the highway at the new access road. Importantly, full trucks will accelerate on a downhill grade, and empty trucks will decelerate on an uphill grade. We also will improve sight lines to the south by grading areas near the intersection of the access road to the highway.
How many more trucks will be on the highway?
Once the quarry is at full production, which will be several years from its opening, we anticipate approximately 300 round trips daily. The number will vary depending on demand, which can fluctuate quite a bit depending on the time of year and level of construction activity.
How will neighbors be affected by construction and operation of the new quarry?
From the start, the quarry will be operated with the highest regard for minimizing impact on neighbors and the environment. The quarry will meet or exceed all modern quarry standards and federal, state and local regulations for its safe and environmentally sustainable operation.
Will heavy trucks be traveling on streets in nearby neighborhoods?
No. A private access road from the quarry to the highway will be constructed to separate quarry traffic from local private vehicle traffic.
Will my well water be affected?
We do not anticipate any adverse impact from quarry operations to wells in the immediate area. In the highly unlikely event that a well in the immediate vicinity is affected, Transit Mix will take immediate steps to rectify it.