Morgantown Group Wants to Restrict Downtown Truck Traffic

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There’s a growing number of people in Morgantown that want the city to do something about the industrial truck traffic moving through downtown. They are making a case to the city council.

Safe Streets Morgantown wants the council to adopt an ordinance essentially banning trucks that weigh 20,000 pounds or more, gross weight, and have three axles or more, from traveling through downtown Morgantown’s business district.

Who would be exempted:

Trucks moving merchandise for downtown businesses;

Emergency or Military Vehicles;

Governmental Vehicles;

Solid Waste Disposal Vehicles;

Vehicles used for towing;

Vehicles on an Established Detour;

Vehicles with special permits from the city manager.