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Trucks not welcome on Waxhaw Village Road

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By Gregory A. Summers

Lancaster County will place signs along Waxhaw Village Road in the upcoming days to prohibit through truck traffic.
Just south of North Corner Road, the 2.1-mile-long county- maintained dirt road runs between U.S. 521 North and Old Hickory Road.
“Tractor-trailers are using it as a cut-through and it’s not suitable for anything much larger than a pick-up truck. It’s a single-lane dirt road,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.  
In the last two months, there have been three simultaneous state road construction projects underway in the Panhandle.
One project is along the 3-mile stretch of U.S. 521 from the Van Wyck Road intersection to the CrossRidge development. That one is now complete.
The second is a repaving project that stretches south from Andrew Jackson State Park to the intersection of Arrowood Avenue and U.S. 521.
The third project is intersection improvements at East and West North Corner roads.
Willis surmises that some truck drivers unfamiliar with the area may be using GPS mapping for finding alternative routes to avoid recent traffic snarls.
“I just don’t believe a truck driver would intentionally be using Waxhaw Village Road. It just wasn’t designed for that kind of traffic,” he said. 

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