Truck stop closure leading to increase in illegal truck traffic in Merritt.
Since the truck stop went into receivership earlier this year, Mayor Neil Menard says there has been an increase in trucks on De Wolf Way, and River Ranch Rd.
Trucks, unless delivering freight, are not permitted in either area.
"I check it out everyday. And, for the last couple weekends, especially during the rodeo when it was busy. It's safety concern, especially in that area where there are tourists constantly passing through, and of course the locals get really upset with it as well."
Menard says the city is looking to improve signage on the off-ramp coming south off Hwy 5 at Exit 290, whether through the Ministry of Transportation, or on private land next to the highway.