Vote on Thunder Bay truck restrictions delayed

THUNDER BAY, ON – Thunder Bay, Ontario’s municipal council has delayed a vote that would restrict the travel of vehicles weighing more than 15,000 kilograms on city streets and shift them to routes including highways 11, 17 and 61.

Council sent the proposed bylaw back to staff on Monday night to be reworked before returning for a vote expected in about a month, CBC reports.

Trucks would largely be banned from Dawson and Oliver roads and Arthur Street West.

Proposed exemptions include portions of 106 and 108th Avenue, Arthur Street, Balmoral Street, Broadway Avenue, Central Avenue, Chippewa Road, City Road, Cumberland Street, Fort William Road, Hodder Avenue, Island Drive, Main Street, North Water Street, South Water Street, Water Street and Waterloo Street.

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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