Indiana city OKs truck route limits

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Fort Wayne, Ind. City Council members recently voted unanimously to approve a truck route law limiting through-trucks to certain major routes and restricting local trucks to major streets until they arrive at a pickup or delivery route.

The proposal, which was approved Tuesday, Aug. 23, awaits Mayor Graham Richard’s signature to become law. Richard last year vetoed a previous version, saying at that time the law deserved a comprehensive review.

According to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, through-trucks would be limited to state or federal highways plus a few major roads, such as Ardmore Avenue, Coldwater Road and Tillman Road. Any truck coming from or going to somewhere in the city can use “local delivery routes,” which are most major streets.

Business and trucking interests fought the proposal because it prohibits Allen County businesses outside the city from using most city streets.