An Indiana town is close to enacting an ordinance banning truck traffic after a fellow trucker voiced concerns over traffic at a city council meeting in August. 

The issue was brought to the Auburn Common Council on Aug. 4 by Jeff Thomas, a trucker who lives along Indiana Avenue in Auburn, Indiana, reported KPC News.

“My concern is there are a lot of trucks that go down Indiana and Ensley Avenue,” Thomas said. “I am a truck driver so I know they shouldn’t be in a residential area. There is no reason for a truck to be in there for a delivery.” He said his concern was mainly for the safety of the children that live on the street and those that attend the nearby McKenney-Harrison Elementary School.

As a result of the complaint, an ordinance that would prohibit truck traffic in residential areas throughout the town was introduced and passed unanimously on Tuesday night, October 4th.

Trucks are intended to use the designated truck route within the city, consisting of Auburn Drive at S.R. 8 to Grandstaff Drive to 7th Street west of Grandstaff Drive. City Attorney Erik Weber said there are exceptions if there are no other routes to get to an industry in a residential area.

If the ordinance is approved on the second reading at the October 18th meeting, “no truck” signs will be installed within the city.

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