The city of Leavenworth truck route is no longer in effect, officials confirmed.

The city of Leavenworth truck route is no longer in effect, officials confirmed.

The truck route previously prohibited truck traffic on Fourth Street between Spruce and Kiowa streets. Trucks were rerouted to Third Street, which was the designated truck route.

However, state workers removed the signs for the truck route Friday, Leavenworth Public Works Director Mike McDonald said.

It is anticipated that Leavenworth city commissioners will vote next week to adopt an ordinance to officially abolish the truck route.

The signs were removed early because Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens has the authority to implement such traffic changes on a temporary basis.

“It is effectively gone now,” Kitchens said of the truck route.

McDonald said the old truck route may still be used for trucks with oversized loads.

McDonald said the city of Leavenworth has had a truck route on Third Street since at least the 1960s. But the length of the route may have changed over the years.

He said the current truck route, which is now being abolished, has been in place since the 1980s.

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