Truck ban on hill

The steep hill that begins near the junction of Fifth Street SE and 12th Avenue SE has prompted requests for the city to stop trucks

The city is taking steps to make Shoemaker Hill safer.

The steep hill that begins near the junction of Fifth Street SE and 12th Avenue SE has prompted requests for the city to stop trucks from going up and down.

Since the issue was brought up at an October council meeting, city staff say the city has replaced signs prohibiting overweight trucks with signs prohibiting all commercial trucks.

Also, extra warning signs limiting vehicles to 20 km/hr are going up.

City engineer Jenn Wilson said the city will monitor the situation to see if it improves, as well as doing traffic counts.

The hill is barricaded once the ice and snow season begins.