Fort Stockton Warns Truck Drivers in Town

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON- City streets will no longer be an easy shortcut for Truck Drivers in Fort Stockton.

"Our City Council has passed an ordinance, recently prohibiting truck traffic through certain residential streets, simply because of safety, especially now that school has started," said Police Chief Juan Castro.

Over the next two weeks will Ft. Stockton Police will be warning drivers they can't just cut through town.

"It's just going to take a little longer to get out to the job site," said driver John Anders.

Trucks can stop to make a delivery, but they can't park in neighborhoods. Chief Castro says this will prevent accidents, road damage, and costly hazardous waste spills. Trucks can travel on Hwy. 385, 285 and Railroad Ave.  On Tuesday, the city council voted to make a request to TX-DOT to extend Hwy. 18, to give truck drivers another option.

"Our City streets are not equipped or they're not maintained to hold that traffic," said Chief Castro.