Rhode Island Considers Banning Trucks On Secondary Roads, Reportedly To Force Them To Use Toll Roads

An Indiana town says it’s on its way to banning truck traffic.

The town of Mooresville, is slated to ban trucks from traveling along one of its highways.

Specifically, trucks would be prohibited from driving on State Road 267 through Mooresville, beginning at the Morgan County Line, WISH reported.

Trucks that were making deliveries to local businesses would be exempt from the ban.

Some drivers use State Route 267, by way of I-70, to reach State Route 67 to Bloomington.

Through an arrangement with the Indiana Department of Transportation, the ban may go into effect by the end of the year.

The Indy Star reports that INDOT would reclaim ownership of the road and then set weight restrictions.

“INDOT gave the jurisdictions $16.4 million and ownership of 9.6 miles of Ind. 267, which runs for 30 miles from Mooresville to I-65 in Boone County,” the Indy Star reported.

The neighboring counties of Avon, Brownsburg and Hendricks entered into similar agreements with the state DOT.

Mooresville City Council said they waited for the Ameriplex Parkway route, an alternate truck route, to be completed before they initiated the ban.

 

Sources:

WISH

Indy Star