Stop 18-Wheel Trucks from Going Through Downtown
We continue to be distraught by the numerous, huge, noisy, dirty, dangerous, stinky, offensive 18-wheel trucks roaring through downtown Salida.
So I emailed CDOT, noting the sign at 291 & Hwy 50 prohibiting truck traffic through downtown, & politely brought to their attention the problems these truckers are causing, in spite of the posted signs.
Just a few days later, I was pleased to receive a phone call from Chris from CDOT saying that she's workingon this issue! She researched the rules & sent "her guys" out to verify the signs. The guys found that the signs have been taken down! She acknowledged that the trucks should not be allowed to pass through downtown & should follow highway 50 around town instead.
She pledged to get the signs replaced so that enforcement is again possible. Chris also committed to calling me back with updates on her progress.
I hope you'll all join me in contacting CDOT to politely share your concerns about these huge trucks rolling through our town. These trucks are wearing out our roads, damaging the aesthetic of our town, destroying our property values & endangering everyone who tries to enjoy downtown Salida. Contact CDOT here: https://www.codot.gov/topcontent/contact-cdot
The next step, once the signs are replaced, will be to implore state & local police to enforce the law, ticketing the truckers & spreading the word that they are not legally allowed to travel through town. I hope you'll help with this effort as well. I'm encouraged that it's possible to make this change!