Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority Approves Truck Resolution

| January 26, 2017

 

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority Board of Directors has voted and approved the resolution to eliminate through tractor trailer truck traffic in the downtown area of the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia.

The removal of tractor trailer truck traffic in the area will improve economic development, quality of life, and safety for the motorists, businesses and pedestrians in Downtown Valdosta.

“The downtown area of Valdosta and Lowndes County plays an instrumental role in economic development so it is important for the development authority to support this resolution”, said Tom Call, chairman of the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority.

The resolution encourages the Georgia Department of Transportation to support a plan to build a truck bypass for Downtown Valdosta.

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  1. John Taylor says:

    Why is the Industrial Authority involved with this?

    They should be 100% focused on bringing new industry, new jobs, with decent paying wages to Lowndes County!

    They’ve done little to nothing the last 5 years.

    Meanwhile, the rest of Georgia thrives….Atlanta, Savannah, Brunswick, Middle Georgia.

  2. Chris DuBois says:

    If they build a bypass us truck drivers would be more than happy to use it. They just need to make sure they don’t put any truck restrictions on us until they get it built which is a problem we faced before. We don’t like driving through the middle of a town unless we have to. The thing people forget is to local residents it’s Hill Ave.To people passing through including trucks it’s US-84.