City council could ban big rigs on Vancouver street

The city council will continue discussing the issue Monday, September 19

On Monday afternoon, the big rigs rolled down 39th Street, rattling windows, braking loudly and adding congestion to this two-lane neighborhood road. (Gary Kahne/KOIN 6 News)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Residents have been trying to put the brakes on big rigs that drive along their street, and on Monday night the city council weighed in.

Neighbors who live on 39th Street west of I-5 say semi-truck traffic has really picked up since the city put a bridge over the railroad tracks towards downtown. Residents say the trucks aren’t just noisy, but they also slow down traffic on the 2-lane street.

On Monday, city councilmembers discussed limiting the size of the trucks that travel down 39th Street. Home and business delivery trucks would still be allowed through, but signs along I-5 would give drivers of trucks too big to be on the street a heads up.

The city council will continue discussing the issue Monday, September 19.

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