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      How will the truck route affect residents?

      The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a new truck route agreement Monday night, giving Lundin access to a route through the city.

      Lundin semis will be allowed to use Sugarloaf Avenue and Wright Street.

      That's part of the truck route between the Eagle Mine near Big Bay and it's processing plant in Humboldt Township.

      Under the agreement, the double bottom semi dump trucks would be allowed to use that stretch of road, seven days a week with no time limits.

      That could mean up to 100 trucks a day.

      But Eagle Mine will pay the city a $500,000 annual fee for road repairs and another $200,000 for safety upgrades.

      But some residents who live right next to Wright Street have differing opinions on the truck route.

      Shari Marceau runs a daycare in her home Monday through Friday, with six children all under the age of five.

      She lives on Granite Street, very close to Wright Street.

      And she's concerned about the truck route.

      "Every day, twice a day, we play outside, but we just won't be able to go down Wright Street. Which we usually try to stay in the neighborhood being that Wright Street is busy anyways, but we wouldn't even attempt to cross, even if I had two kids in the stroller," said Marceau.

      Marceau says she may have to keep the children indoors more, or confined to her backyard, now that the truck route will be in place soon.

      Gary Vargo, who lives a few blocks down from Marceau on Gray Street, says the truck route decision is unfortunate.

      However, he says he and other residents on or close to Wright Street will just have to make do.

      "It's going to be an impact. I think it's yet to be determined how much it's exactly going to impact. I think that intervals of the trucks will make a big difference. You know if they're one after another obviously that would be a worst case scenario. If there's time in between them I think cars will adjust," said Vargo.

      Vargo said he's concerned about the increase in traffic as well.

      He said the pollution from the trucks could impact the air quality in the neighborhood.

      Marceau says she isn't concerned about the truck route affecting her daycare business at all.

      However, she says she will be very concerned for the children she watches.

      To prevent any kind of danger, Marceau says she'll need to make changes for where the children may have outdoor play and walks.

      "So, we won't be able to take any walks, long walks, anywhere near Wright Street. We'll have to stay away from that road. Which is already busy enough, so, anything more...those trucks, when they come down the hill, won't be able to slow down for a child," said Marceau.

      A number of other Wright Street residents did not want to be on camera, however, the majority of them said they are very upset about the truck route, and said it will have a negative impact on their daily lives.