January 12, 2015 - 4:28 PM
KAMLOOPS - City staff is looking to amend the traffic bylaw to remove several downtown streets from the official truck route.
Low-clearance underpasses, a roundabout, road improvements and park areas are listed as some of the many reasons for wanting to remove Lorne Street, River Street and 10 Avenue north of Victoria Street from the truck route index. With more restaurants, residential developments and park areas the route is considered more desirable for pedestrians and cyclists.
City staff also points to the damage caused by trucks, such as at the underpass at Lorne Street and 10 Avenue and damage to fencing and signage at the roundabout. Even with signage warning of the low clearance incidents have occurred.
The B.C. Trucking Association has already been consulted to ensure the removal of these streets would have minimal impact. Lansdowne Street and Seymour Street will remain on the designated roadway list.
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