Site-Ready Materials will present the findings of a traffic study to the Tiverton Planning Board tonight and discuss the impact of an expansion on the area's infrastructure.
Neighbors are uniformly opposed an expansion at the Eagleville Road waste processing facility, citing smells, noise, litter and increased traffic as major deterrents.
Site-Ready Materials is seeking master plan approval of an expansion that includes the construction of two 25,000 square foot buildings that would process up to 1,500 tons of recyclables, municipal solid waste, and construction and demolition debris daily. According to the Site-Ready Material's application for expansion, about 740 trucks would travel to and from the site everyday via Fish and Stafford roads.
In November residents who live nearby the site argued pollution from the transferred wastes could jeopardize drinking water, contaminate soil and the air.
"Our biggest concern is the pollution," said Jeff Nagle, of 330 South Christopher Ave. at the Nov. 20 Planning Board meeting. "Our concern is it getting into our water supply."
The Tiverton Planning Board will meet to discuss the impact of increased traffic on the environment and infrastructure tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, 343 Highland Road.