- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

VERGENNES, Vt. (AP) - Residents of the western Vermont city of Vergennes are asking the Agency of Transportation to change a truck route that rolls through their historic downtown.

Mayor William Benton tells Vermont Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1SldrqD ) that roughly 800 trucks come through Vergennes on a given day.

The voters’ request is an attempt to reduce traffic in the city’s downtown area. Their proposal would route northbound trucks onto state Route 17 West in Addison to connect with U.S. Route 7 in New Haven. Trucks headed southbound would still be permitted to use state Route 22-A through Vergennes.

Agency of Transportation officials say they want to know if other towns support the change before making a ruling.

The New Haven Select Board has already said they oppose the change.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

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