City considers expanded truck ban

Semis could be banned on several more Greenwood streets after residents expressed concern over nearby commercial developments.

With the construction of commercial storage buildings along Airport Parkway west of the Indy South Greenwood Airport and the extension of Christy Drive to connect to Airport Parkway, residents are concerned that trucks might begin using their neighborhood as a shortcut to get to County Line Road, South Sherman Drive or North Meridian Street, Greenwood City Council member Linda Gibson said.

Gibson is proposing that Sherman Drive south of County Line Road, Christy Drive and Suncrest Drive be added to the city’s list of streets semis are banned from. Signs would be posted at the entrances to each road.

The neighborhood is bordered by the airport to the east, Meridian Street to the west, and County Line Road to the north.

While the neighborhood has not yet had any issues with semi-truck traffic, once the Christy Drive extension to Airport Parkway opens later this summer, that could become an issue, Gibson said.

Earlier this year, the city council approved a truck ban on downtown Main Street and several residential roads, with drivers who violate the ban facing a fine of up to $2,500. Greenwood doesn’t have a mandatory city-wide truck route.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.