After a two-year fight, which included plenty of video evidence, the state of North Carolina reversed its position and agreed to ban trucks on two roads which residents say posed safety risks.
The Victory Church Safety Task Force continued to reach out to various government and civic groups over the past 20 months about increased dump truck traffic on Victory Church Road and Hickory Grove Church Road in northern Wake County, according to abc11.com.
The state Department of Transportation initially rejected residents’ concerns saying that the roads were not considered to be in a residential area and that banning trucks would have a serious impact on business.
However, the task force kept voicing its concerns to the DOT, Highway Patrol and civic groups, including cycling clubs that use Victory Church Road. They also set up a video camera with a motion sensor to record truck activity; at times around 200 trucks were traveling on Victory Church Road per day.
The DOT plants on putting signs up this week which will mark an end to truck traffic on those two roads. Trucks will be diverted to main highways or other local truck routes.