NORTH HAVEN — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. hopes to be up and running in the next year at a new facility on Dodge Avenue, according to town engineer Jonathan Bodwell.
The trucking company plans to build a 49,000 square foot warehouse at 100 Dodge Ave., which is currently owned by Ulbrich Stainless Steels, according to civil engineer Michael Erickson. About 5,400 square feet will be office space.
The site plan was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night. Dodge Avenue runs parallel to Route 5 in the northern part of town.
The warehouse complex will include 95 bay doors and 131 employee parking spaces. Space will also be available for 67 full length trailers, 69 short trailers, and 38 other trucks.
The warehouse will have three shifts. Traffic engineer Nick Fomenko said most of the traffic will be from 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
“By definition, this site, because of the number of parking spaces on the site, technically falls within definition of a major traffic generator by OSTA, the office of the state traffic administration,” Fomenko said.
OSTA will also be reviewing the site for approval.
Fomenko, owner of Fomenko Engineering in North Haven, submitted a traffic report to the commission based on studies by his company.
“Based on our findings... we are only looking at an increase of less than a two percent to any of the intersections around Route 5,” Fomenko said.
Town Land Use Administrator Alan Fredricksen said the company will need to get state approval for a storm water permit.
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