Several Residents Express Opinions On Proposed No Thru Truck Traffic Restriction on Climax Road

Chatham, VA-- The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors meeting was almost packed Tuesday night with residents expressing safety concerns on Climax Road.

The board got public input from several citizens on a proposed no thru truck traffic restriction engineering study on the road. The proposed alternate route would direct large thru trucks from Climax Road to Sago and Museville roads.

Many were against the idea saying Museville Road is a windy road with several blind spots, and is not fit for heavy truck traffic. Some business owners stressed the importance of keeping Climax Road open to trucks.

"How does Pittsylvania County attract new small businesses and industry when we are trying to impose restrictions on existing ones? The forestry and agriculture commodity is primarily originated in rural communities and secondary roadways," said Chad Shelton, who owns logging business in the area.

The board also heard from an ex-truck driver that proposed banning truck traffic from all secondary roads in that area and keeping the them on highways.