Louisiana town residents want big rigs off of their roads

Residents want them gone.

Walden Ferry Road residents want big rigs off of their roads

Citizens of western Caddo Parish are up in arms over the spike in trucker traffic parading through their town.

Comstock Oil and Gas has been creating drilling sites along Walden Ferry Road in in Greenwood, Louisiana for the past year. They have yet to be caught exceeding weight or speed limits.

Residents told KTBS3 that the road was perfectly smooth before the big rig invasion. Many residents believe that the trucks need to find another route or build their own road. However, the trucks have no legal obligation to alter their commutes.

“As far as the trucks themselves, it’s a public road,” said Robert Glass, Caddo Parish Public Works director. “I can’t prohibit them from driving on it. We’ve had the sheriff and we’ve had our own weight limit guy go out there and check and they’re all legal and none of them are speeding. It is drilling some wells. It will be a temporary deal… there’s nothing we can do.”

As for the concerns about Comstock’s trucks tearing up the road, Parrish officials say that the company will be held responsible for any damages they cause. However, Gary Guyton of Comstock Oil and Gas blames the majority of traffic on Halliburton sand trucks.

Comstock’s project was expected to cease by May 31, 2018.