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City Council to Hear Morgantown Truck Traffic Proposal

Safe Streets Morgantown

Morgantown City Council will meet to discuss amending traffic code to address heavy trucks traveling through the downtown business district.

The council is slated to discuss a proposed limitation of heavy truck traffic through downtown Morgantown.

Safe Streets Morgantown, a community action group, proposed the ordinance.

The state Division of Highways says without their approval any municipal ordinance limiting traffic on state-maintained roads would not be valid. And city officials say approval  from the DOH is unlikely.

Whether the city of Morgantown will seek DOH approval or challenge the department's reading of state code is yet to be seen.

If a majority vote passes the ordinance it will come up again at the next regular meeting for public comment and a second reading.

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