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No Truck Zones Designated in City of Camden

Camden City Council has approved amendments to its Code of Ordinances to designate “no truck zones” within the city. This follows the recent completion of the two truck routes around the city, which are meant to minimize the occurrence of commercial truck traffic in the Dusty Bend and Downtown areas.

The SC Department of Transportation has installed signage indicating that through truck traffic from U.S. 1 South to U.S. 521 South should use the alternate route including Chestnut Ferry Road and Ehrenclou Drive. Through truck traffic from U.S. 1 North to U.S. 521 South should use the alternate route including Rippondon Street and York Street. Through truck traffic from U.S. 521 North to either U.S. 1 South or U.S. 521 South should use the alternate route including Boykin Road and Springdale Drive. 

“We have already begun enforcing the ordinance, stopping trucks that are not adhering to the alternate truck route,” said Camden Police Department Captain Tom Borowski. 

A person driving a vehicle with over six wheels is required to follow signs posted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation for the two designated truck routes. It will be unlawful for a person to operate any vehicle with over six wheels on any city street posted "no through trucks" by the city’s Department of Public Works upon approval by council, or upon state highways within the city limits upon approval by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Exceptions will be made for trucks making deliveries or conducting other related business with specific establishments on such streets. 

Each violation of this new traffic code will incur a fine of up to $500 or possible imprisonment for up to
30 days.