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Derby Walmart Act 250 Hearing: Traffic A Concern For State, Residents

June 18, 2014

Gisele Seymour began her crusade to bring Walmart to the area soon after Ames closed. She circulated a petition years ago gathering about 3,000 signatures. Here she speaks with Walmart developer Jeff Davis of Shattuck Hill Investments during an Act 250 hearing recess Tuesday. (Photo by Laura Carpenter)

DERBY — The majority of concerns on the proposed Walmart are related to the predicted increase in traffic. The District 7 Environmental Commission has granted the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) request for more time to review the traffic study conducted by a firm contracted by the developers.
A group of about 70 consultants, experts, and residents gathered in the Derby municipal office building Tuesday evening before the Act 250 District 7 Environmental Commission to give testimony on the proposed Walmart supercenter.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

 

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