Large Truck Traffic Soon To Be Banned From Downtown & ADM Gets Okay To Expand Enterprise Zone
The Decatur City Council is taking the next step towards rerouting heavy truck traffic out of downtown. Council members voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance prohibiting vehicles with more than 6 wheels on Franklin, Water, and Main Streets between Wood and Eldorado. Plans are for truck traffic to be redirected around downtown onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Franklin, Wood and Main Street south of downtown. The new ordnance would allow exceptions for emergency vehicles, school busses and commercial transportation of passengers. It is proposed that the plan begin on August 6th.
The enterprise zone surrounding ADM has gotten the thumbs up for expansion. The proposed expansion would allow for the construction of an electrical substation that will provide power for the east plant. The projects expected capital investment is set between 39 and 47 million dollars.