Alabama police began actively enforcing truck routes in Decatur on December 1, a year after the initial proposal to do so.
The ordinance keeps trucks over 26,001 pounds from driving on city streets unless they are headed to a destination that is off state routes, but it has not been enforced because of a request farmers to allow trucks to use downtown streets to avoid construction delays during harvest season.
The construction is still ongoing, but Decatur officials say that they can’t wait to start stopping the damage to their city streets.
As of now, heavy trucks are no longer allowed on Moulton Street and Gordon Drive. Police say that they have already pulled over at least one truck driver for disobeying the ordinance.