City council bans big rigs from Vancouver street

The ordinance to ban tractor-trailer traffic in the area doesn't apply to local deliveries

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)
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)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Vancouver City Council voted on Monday night to ban through freight truck traffic from East and West 39th Street between Interstate 5 and Fruit Valley Road.

This vote came after residents in that neighborhood complained to the city council about large trucks being noisy and slowing down traffic. Residents said tractor-trailer traffic has really picked up since the city put a bridge over the railroad tracks toward downtown.

The ordinance to ban tractor-trailer traffic in the area doesn’t apply to local deliveries made to businesses in the vicinity of 39th Street, according to Vancouver Transportation Planner Patrick Sweeney.

“No Through Trucks” signs for 39th Street are expected to be installed in October.

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