Plenty of people aired their concerns with the city’s designated truck route at a public meeting last night.
The route is meant to keep trucks from coming through on Dawson Road and Arthur Street West and minimize their time on city streets, but Frank Hodgson predicts it won’t go over well.
He feels the trucking industry will fight back, saying it’ll look further into its overall costs and the amount of time added on to trips if this route passes.
However, some residents are optimistic.
Elaine Foster-Seargeant admits she doesn’t think the truck route is perfect but would be glad to see a change.
She says a solution is needed to avoid trucks from going through Kakabeka, but with improvements made such as turn offs on the lights.
City officials say they’ll bring the truck route back to council in October, adding if it’s approved it may divert as many as 5000 trucks per day.