Posted: Monday, 24 September 2012 6:21PM
The Winona City Planning Commission Monday continued their discussion regarding traffic impact and road wear.
Commissioners reviewed a draft of an ordinance amendment that could require future operations in Winona to complete a traffic impact analysis and a potential road use agreement.
Winona developer Rich Mikrut, who runs a sand shipping operation, told the commissioners he could support a road use agreement that dealt with increased truck impacts on residential streets but not roads that are already designated truck routes.
City Planner, Mark Moeller, says unless the entity in charge of the roadway waived the traffic study, any new applicant would be required to assess whether designated haul routes could handle any expected increase in truck traffic.
Moeller noted the draft ordinance would cover ALL truck traffic, not just sand trucks.
Staff was instructed to bring back models used in other cities to control truck traffic impacts involving frac sand to their next meeting October 8th for discussion.