Alphi Bennett: Use truck route |

Alphi Bennett: Use truck route

— To the editor:

I always thought the reason Craig has a truck route was so the 18-wheelers and heavy duty trucks would use it and stay off the city streets.

Daily, local trucks are seen traveling on Yampa Avenue, Fourth Street and Victory Way. Many times a day, at the intersection of Yampa and Victory, it is common to see vehicles scooting over or backing up because one of these huge trucks are turning the corner and taking up two to three lanes.

Not only are these trucks noisy, kick up dirt and are a hazard to other traffic, but also the wear and tear of our streets is at stake. All of the downtown buildings are old, and the heavy traffic vibrations affect their foundations, too. That can be no good.

I for one would really like to see these trucking companies utilize the truck route instead of our downtown streets. Anyone who has had to back up to make room for a turning truck agrees with me, I’m sure.

Come on truckers. If nothing more than common courtesy to your fellow man, please utilize the truck route.

It’s even marked, and there would be less traffic for you and only one stoplight. In case you can’t see the signs, and I agree the signs do need to be bigger, the route is First Street to Colorado Highway 13 or vise versa. There probably isn’t a law that says you have to use it, but there should be.

Alphi Bennett

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