Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick is hoping council can help people living along Park Lane in Lavington who feel overrun with heavy truck traffic.
Council received a petition this week with the names of several people asking that something finally be done.
“There’s actually a sign that points it out as a preferred truck route and that’s back from when the Duteau Creek Treatment Plant was put in. So we’re saying first of all take that down. We don’t see that as a preferred truck route.”
Garlick says, among other measures, the District will talk with Greater Vernon Water about re-routing some vehicles and talk with trucking companies about using other roads.
Park Lane has been used for years by logging and gravel trucks and other heavy vehicles to get onto the highway from Tolko or the water plant.
The Mayor doesn’t see a ban being put in place.
“We’ll put it down for budget also to look at what we can do as far as widening it. We have some challenges because the road is raised up a little bit.
That would require buying additional land on either side to fit in the fill needed to widen the road.
Garlick council will also look at lower speed limits.