Through an ordinance approved by Town Council, the Town has created its first truck route program to help reduce cut-through freight traffic in residential areas.
The program identifies and marks designated routes for commercial drivers to follow when in our community and establishes a fine structure and exclusions. Trucks with destinations away from the routes will be able to deviate from the approved routes to complete deliveries. Although new to the Town, similar truck route programs have been implemented in nearby communities of Castle Pines and Parker.
The Town’s truck route program will help extend the life of Town roads. The truck routes will ensure that commercial freight traffic will stay on roadways that can best accommodate its weight. Traffic along the routes is projected to increase by less than 1% and is expected to have a negligible impact on noise levels in residential areas near the designated truck route.
Although the comprehensive truck route program begins in October, the routes will not be official until signage is installed along the roadside. The project team anticipates all signs to be installed by the end of 2022. After signage has been posted, commercial freight traffic will need to traverse along the Town’s designated truck routes to make their deliveries.
For more information and to view the Town’s truck route map, visit CRgov.com/TruckRoute.
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