B-double trucks have been banned from driving down suburban Edward Street after complaints about noise and road damage from residents.
The trucks were allowed to use the street during construction work on the Southern Feeder Road.
An Orange City Council statement two weeks ago said the permit was due to expire in late October however, this week's council meeting was told the ban had now been re-instated.
They have given an undertaking not to do that via Edward Street nowJason Theakstone, Orange council
Council was told police would be informed the ban was back in place and it would be up to officers to enforce the ruling.
However Edward Street resident Glenn Stedman said he saw a B-double truck use the road this week.
"There are still B-doubles coming up the street," he said.
Mr Stedman said the trucks were causing major damage to the road.
He said they were also creating noise problems and posed a risk to children playing in the area.
Mr Stedman said up to 80 large trucks a day had been using Edward Street in August.
Orange Traffic Committee chair Cr Russell Turner said he saw two B-doubles parked in Edward Street last week.
Council's Engineering Services manager Jason Theakstone told council B-double trucks from one company had been identified as the most regular to be using the street.
"Manildra mill were trucking about 20 B-double loads of flour into a development in Stephen Place," he said.
"They have given an undertaking not to do that via Edward Street now.
"We have removed the B-double [permit] from Edward Street," he said.
Council was told offenders could now be fined if B-doubles were driven on Edward Street.
Mr Theakstone said council staff would also be installing 'traffic classifiers' in Edward Street next week to monitor the situation.
"That will give us a good indication of actually how many trucks are going up and down Edward Street and if it is a real issue," he said.
"We can compare it against previous data."
Mr Theakstone said they could look at installing a load limit on the street but that could restrict other vehicles.
"I would be cautious in doing that as you could restrict a bus movement or a garbage truck along the street," he said.
Cr Scott Munro suggested a 10-tonne limit could be imposed on the street.
He said he understood it had previously been in place.
Two weeks ago a council spokesman said it was likely Edward Street would get busier with the development of a business park on the former saleyards site and new companies moving into the old Electrolux factory.
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