Putting on the brakes: City steps up enforcement of truck ban

If a planned crackdown works, drivers will have fewer semis to squeeze past on downtown Franklin streets, and pedestrians won’t hear as many rumbling past shops.

New signs marking the city’s truck route have been up for about a month, and the police chief has told officers to enforce the city’s no-truck rules, Franklin Police Department Lt. Kerry Atwood said.

Those rules ban trucks weighing more than 5,000 pounds from using downtown streets, including Jefferson and North Main streets, unless they’re from a local business or making a delivery.

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