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Re: Banning commercial vehicles downtown

Kevin Knifley writes:
A few years back I was forced off Lampton Lane due to a semi coming through the sharp curves. Vehicles that long simply cannot navigate curves like those without taking the entire road. Wasn't a huge deal but my concern was for other drivers, perhaps younger ones that might not react accordingly, or a school bus for obvious reasons. I reached out to the KY Dept of Highways about the possibility of banning semis on Lampton Lane and was essentially told that would be against the law due to the tax structure.

As for the bypass, everyone needs to keep in mind its design flaws. It is only beneficial to trucks either traveling east on the Parkway or north on 61 from Burkesville, and in those opposite directions.

The majority of truckers coming west into Columbia headed north will continue to cut through town. And as long as they do they will use their engine brakes on Jamestown Hill. Had an intersection been connected directly to the parkway, more Commercial drivers coming into Columbia from the east would definitely use it. So in short - it's the governments' fault(s).
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