Posted: Jun 27, 2013 5:11 PM by KXLF
Updated: Jun 27, 2013 8:27 PM
The forest service continues to try and determine a safe route for haul trucks driving to and from the Highlands Mine Site.
Residents in Thompson Park are concerned about traffic safety, according to Dave Sabo, district ranger for the Forest Service.
One route would send haul trucks on Roosevelt Drive. Public comments received by the Forest Service stated the haul trucks could create a traffic hazard. Schools busses pick up and drop off kids in this area during the school year.
"It's a fairly high traffic area," Sabo said.
Other residents were concerned with erosion and dust.
The Highlands Mine is located about 15 miles south of Butte, according to Steve Osterberg, vice president of Timberline Resources. Timberline Resources is leading the project. The company is based out of Coeur d'Alene.
Osterberg says he wants this project to be as safe as possible.
Representatives with Timberline Resources will meet with the residents of Thompson Park tonight at 7 p.m. at Star Lanes to discuss what concerns they have.