City of Odessa Almost Done With Plan to Get Trucks Off City Streets
The City of Odessa is trying to get truck traffic off the streets and their plan is almost completed.
According to NewsWest 9, city officials are trying to get signage up on roads that are designated for truck traffic to help get the trucks off of city streets.
The city and TxDOT have been working together for over a year to get the plan in place and now it is almost finished.
Trucks with a tandem axle are not allowed on city streets, instead those trucks should be using Loop 338 or Interstate 20.
The purpose is to keep streets in the best condition and truck traffic tends to tear up city streets because they are not paved for large trucks with a heavier load than a car, pickup, or SUV.
There will be signs posted on I-20 and Loop 338 before the end of March to divert traffic along routes built for big rigs and trucks with a heavier overall weight.
Tickets will be issued to trucks not abiding by the assigned truck routes, if you would like to see a map of the routes you can see it on the City of Odessa website.