ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The capital of New York is beginning a truck traffic study at the end of this month.

The heavy vehicle survey is intended to deal with Albany residents' complaints of large trucks and to develop possible alternate driving routes for large vehicles. The city will install license plate readers at key city intersections and cross-streets.

The Times Union reports ( ) that a final report on the study is expected to be completed later this year. State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say the study will aid in their own studies on the impact of diesel emissions in Albany.

Rosa Mendez, director of DEC's Office of Environmental Justice, says the related environmental study will continue through next year, following a $500,000 investment from the agency last year.


Information from: Times Union,

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