To the Editor: 

Now that the intersection at Union and Beach Street is almost completed, I would like to propose prohibiting large trucks from going through this part of town - from start of Union Street at School Street to Summer Street.  There is no reason large trucks exiting Rt.128 cannot proceed down School Street, and take a left at Lincoln Street, and then proceed down Summer Street into downtown.   Large truck traffic often starts at 4:30 to 5 a.m., and is very disturbing to downtown residents. Furthermore, large 18-wheeler trucks have difficulty negotiating the turn at Union and Beach Street. Since part of this roadway is State Road 127, the Commonwealth may have to be involved. 

Peter G. Eschauzier , Manchester