Residents Call for Truck Bypass

Thursday night in Monticello, Jefferson County residents met with consultants hired by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Citizens living around Monticello are concerned with the heavy flow of trucks, and would prefer a "bypass."

Residents saw data collected from the consultants, and say the research and public meetings are needed.

“Meeting the needs of transportation, with the trucks trying to go around the courthouse, and having to downshift, so many times. There's going to be something done, so I appreciate the DOT coming here and showing us so much about the area, and being open to the input the residents have to give,” says Teresa Ward, who lives near Monticello.

One consultant says it's too early to determine if there needs to be a by-pass to accommodate truck traffic flow.

That decision will be made as further meetings are held later this year.