Should Washington Encourage Night Hauling?
The greater Seattle metro area is experiencing a tremendous amount of economic growth, which when coupled with the state’s growth management laws (constraining developable areas) and notorious traffic congestion should lead to the question: “What if communities required new industrial and commercial construction to haul fill and like materials at night?”
- Get truck traffic off the roads at peak hours to reduce congestion and pollution from idling
- Shorten travel times for deliveries, which reduces construction costs and accelerates completion of site improvements
- Potential for noise impacts on residential areas if noise mitigating measures aren’t employed
- A greater need for regulators to monitor site construction at night