Trucks discouraged from travelling Island Highway

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. — Trucks are being discouraged from using the old Island Highway now that it’s soon to be municipally controlled.

City council is leaning toward a plan that would see the speed limit reduced on the highway as well as the implementation of crosswalks and weight restrictions to keep trucks away.

Supporters of the plan point out that the Inland Island Highway is slated for completion this fall, and they hope that will become the preferred route for truck drivers heading into Campbell River’s industrial areas.

There are a number of senior citizens in the area of the old Island Highway, and the city’s Seniors Advisory Commission has asked for the changes to reduce truck traffic on the highway which runs near the popular Rotary Seawalk.

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