North Judson has solidified the route that commercial trucks can take in the community.
The ordinance specifies the path to enter the community and reach the industrial park through State Road 10 without traveling on residential streets. North Judson has undertaken the effort to help preserve road quality and prevent other traffic impediments.
Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says commercial trucks would turn onto Luken Road off of State Road 10 to the intersection of Sycamore street.
“If they’re going to the industrial park, they’d take the same route as if they were going to American Oak, but they would continue on to Arlington Avenue and then take that over to the entrance to the industrial park,” says Henry.
The Town of North Judson initially considered reaching out to GPS manufacturers to specify to commercial trucks where they can travel. They now intend to join the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, the City of Knox, and Starke County to contact the companies.
Henry says there are still companies which need to be accessed commercially that aren’t in the industrial park.
“For instance, if they’re making a delivery to the elevator, or the grocery store, they are to take the truck route to the nearest intersection for the business that would get them to that destination,” says Henry.
Signs have been constructed in North Judson to alert commercial truck drivers where they are allowed to travel.
According to the ordinance’s legal notice, the Truck Route Ordinance will take effect at the end of this month.