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The mayor does not want a truck terminal in the city. There is one just outside the village limits.

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BURR RIDGE, IL – A member of the Burr Ridge board reviewing a proposed development on an old industrial site is concerned about truck traffic.

According to Bridge Industrial’s traffic study, there are 300 truck trips per day to CNH Industrial’s current 110-acre site at 6900 Veterans Boulevard.

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Committee member Mary Bradley, who lives in the nearby Carriage Way neighborhood, pointed out that parts of the CNH property border a park and homes.

“Is there any way or direction or statement you could make against buildings or warehouses that would require large truck traffic, large truck traffic, particularly semi-truck traffic?” she said at Monday’s council meeting. “I’m really concerned about the construction of warehouses that are more heavy industry than what really belongs in a commercial area.”

She added: “I really hope we can find a way to protect our claim that Burr Ridge is a special place.”

Mayor Gary Grasso said the village is aware of the impact of the trucks. He said no one wants truck terminals in Burr Ridge. He pointed to the Saia LTL Freight terminal in unincorporated DuPage County next to the village.

“We want to make sure we don’t end up with Saia, which is what we tried to prevent years ago, but we couldn’t surround it fast enough to incorporate it into the village,” the mayor said. “That’s why today it’s a 24-hour truck terminal.”

As before, Grasso promised that the municipality would carefully review Bridge Industrial’s plan.

“Just because something was built in another city doesn’t mean you can build it here in Burr Ridge,” the mayor said.

CNH, a Fortune 500 company, is selling its property to Bridge, which is planning commercial buildings and townhouses.

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